Sporting satellite transmitters atop their shells, two female loggerhead sea turtles — Myrtle and Dash — will plod across the beach Sunday morning and embark on the Tour de Turtles migration marathon.The Space Coast’s duo will race 11 rival reptiles hailing from Vero Beach, Marathon Key, Anna Maria Island, Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis and the Bahamas.Scientists will monitor these turtles’ travels for three months using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization weather satellites, then declare a winner.

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