SEA LIFE Orlando, along with SEA LIFE Arizona, The SEA LIFE Trust and The Sea Turtle Conservancy, has announced it will sponsor the release of a female loggerhead sea turtle during this year’s Tour de Turtles, which takes place in Melbourne, FL on July 30, 2023.
Created by Sea Turtle Conservancy, with help from sponsors and partners like SEA LIFE Orlando, Tour de Turtles follows the release and marathon migration of sea turtles, representing four different species, from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds.
Tour de Turtles tracks individual sea turtles, for approximately three months, as they leave their respective nesting beaches and race to complete a “turtle” marathon.
The competitors will swim with the goal of being the turtle to swim the furthest distance during the migration marathon.
The aquarium is dedicated to Sea Turtle conservation and helping turtles in the wild. Their two resident turtles, Chely and Ted, are non-releasable; however, many sea turtles like the ones being released with Tour De Turtles are able to return home to the sea.
Through Tour de Turtle’s tracking, everyone can learn more about how sea turtles live and move in their natural habitat. Following the release, the public is invited, and encouraged, to follow along with the tracking of the turtles online.
The event will take place around 8:30am on July 30 at the Barrier Island Sanctuary (8385 South Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951), and the public is welcome.
Visit The Sea Turtle Conservancy for more information on the event, and its programs, at ConserveTurtles.org.
- ‘Penguin Trek’ Immersive Family Coaster Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in Spring 2024 - September 28, 2023
- Dr. Phillips Center Announces The Residency Festival with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Special Guests Oct 3-8, 2023 - September 11, 2023
- CitySurfing Orlando Turns 13 Today! - September 2, 2023
- Out and About: Magical Dining at AVA MediterrAegean in Winter Park - September 1, 2023
- ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Starring John O’Hurley Coming to The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden Sept. 8-24 - August 31, 2023
- SeaWorld Orlando Opens Registration for the 2024 Free Teacher Card - August 30, 2023
- A List of Hurricane Idalia Closings in Central Florida - August 29, 2023
- LEGOLAND Florida Offers Florida Resident Rates For Hurricane Idalia Sheltering - August 29, 2023
- Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando Reduces Pricing for Florida Residents Ahead of Idalia - August 28, 2023
- SeaWorld and Busch Garden Florida Parks to Go Cashless Aug 30, 2023 - August 25, 2023