Conservation Initiatives

2014 Tour de Turtles

By November 4, 2014 No Comments

Sponsored by the Ripley’s Aquariums in Toronto, Gatlinburg, and Myrtle Beach, Shelley the loggerhead sea turtle participated in the Tour de Turtles to help raise awareness about the threat of commercial longline fisheries. Released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2014 after nesting in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Shelley swam a total of 893 km!

Show your support for the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group.