Tour de Turtles: A Race for Sustainable Tourism

5 August 2013
turtle race

This past weekend I participated in the Tour de Turtles race at Disney Vero Beach Resortand The Barrier Island Center 

The two locations were the sites for the release of four loggerhead sea turtles with tracking devices. The four join seven other sea turtles in the Tour de Turtles race. Over 300 people gathered early in the morning at Disney Vero Beach to cheer on the two turtles they released from the starting gate to the ocean. 

The two Disney turtles are named Carrie and Claire after characters in the Disney Monster University movie. 

Watch Carrie being released.  
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