Alas, Myrtle and Dash — Brevard County’s loggerhead contestants in the annual Tour de Turtles migration marathon — couldn’t match the globetrotting travels of their rival reptiles.Myrtle and Dash finished in fifth and eighth place, respectively, in the field of 13 satellite transmitter-equipped sea turtles.

Sea Turtle Conservancy and University of Central Florida researchers released the nesting loggerheads in August from the Barrier Island Center south of Melbourne Beach, then tracked their movements for three months.

Source: Brevard’s Tour de Turtles entrants finish in mid-pack
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