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Young conservationist’s career ambitions take flight
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Most Bermudians feel a justifiable familiarity with the iconic longtails that teem to the Island during the warmer months — apprentice conservationist Miguel Mejias gets to work alongside them.


Website allows the public to follow the travels of five turtles caught in local waters
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Five unsuspecting turtles yesterday are participants in the Bermuda Tour de Turtles, a three-month race through the Island’s waters.


Videos/Photos: Start Of ‘Tour De Turtles Race’
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s.


Turtles to be released and tracked
Friday, August 10, 2012

At least five green sea turtles with attached satellite transmitters are being released from Clearwater Beach next week.


Tour de Turtles Bermuda: ‘Race On The Rock’
Thursday, August 09, 2012

“Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race On The Rock” will kick off next week and will see green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters to enable researchers to track their every movement as they “race” across the seas.



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Turtles to be released and tracked
Royal Gazette
Friday, August 10, 2012

Alyssa Brewer

At least five green sea turtles with attached satellite transmitters are being released from Clearwater Beach next week.

Tuesday’s release is part of the inaugural Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race on the Rock. It marks the first time Bermuda will have participated in Tour de Turtles, a project started in 2008 by the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy that provides online tracking of sea turtles.

The project helps researchers learn more about sea turtles’ habits at sea, such as their feeding and migratory patterns. This research is then used to help determine the best ways to protect sea turtles.

Tour de Turtles Bermuda is a collaboration between the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Bermuda Zoological Society, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Department of Conservation Services and RenaissanceRe.

The event is free and open to the public. The turtles are scheduled to be released at 8.30am, people are advised to be in place for watching at 8am.