Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My girl Myrtle!

Earlier this year, I adopted a sea turtle from the Sea Turtle Conservancy (Shelley).  Sadly, Shelley’s tag is no longer transmitting.  The folks at Sea Turtle Conservancy explained to me that her tag was last transmitting in the Gulf Stream, which is a little unusual for an adult turtle.  No telling what happened, so I’m going to believe that it fell off and Shelley is doing just fine somewhere in the Atlantic.

So I’ve adopted a new turtle.  Meet my girl Myrtle!

This happy turtle is a loggerhead who was tagged and released at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Florida on August 2, 2015.  Right now, Myrtle is in 5th place in the annual Tour de Turtles!

If you want your own turtle to cheer on in the big race, be sure to check out the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s website.  You can see all of the valuable work this group is doing and adopt your own turtle!

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