Recent NewsVideos/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.
Volunteers clean up BAMZ
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Some 70 students and volunteers from eleven companies participated in The Centre on Philanthropy’s Community Day.
Saving our 'floating golden rainforest' at a local level
Friday, July 13, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 13: The Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea formed last June with the intention of supporting a government led plan to protect the Sargasso Sea and the multitude of species that live within it. The Bermuda Sun sat down with four of the BASS member charities to discuss their mission so far.
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This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s. After having her GPS attached to her shell, “Fripper”made her way down Clearwater Beach and entered the water to begin her race while dozens of spectators watched.
The next three months will see the participating turtles compete with each other to see which one travels the greatest distance. People can log on to the event website to follow along during the race and cheer on their favorite “competitor.”
Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth and have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years. With as few as one out of 1,000 hatchlings surviving to adulthood, scientists are still trying to learn more about these mysterious creatures of the sea.
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Using satellite technology, scientists can discover more about sea turtle habits at sea and identify foraging and migratory patterns that may hold the key to their survival.
The video below shows Dr Ian Walker from the Aquarium;Dr. Emma Harrison, the Scientific Director with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Stephen Weinstein from RenaissanceRe talking about this project.
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This knowledge helps researchers, conservationists and governing agencies make more informed decisions about sea turtle conservation methods and policies. Visit www.tourdeturtles.org/Bermuda for more information.