Tuesday, September 6, 2011

YOU TUBE TUESDAY - Tour de Turtles 2011

Of the many things being done to promote turtle causes, Tour de Turtles is likely the most creative.  Begun in 2008, this turtle marathon is a race and educational journey to see which turtle travels the farthest in it's annual migration.  The sea turtles are sponsored by conservation agencies and corporations all over the world and tracked using satellite telemetry.  Their website is absolutely amazing.  The home page shows what place each turtle is in at the moment and how far they have swum to date.  From there you can click to a world map with drawings of the routes each participant is swimming.  However, without a doubt, the "meet the turtles" page is my favorite.  If you scroll your cursor over the turtles, they do an animated dance.  It is completely hilarious.  Pokey and I are routing for Bubbles because we like her dance the best.  She's in 8th place at the moment, but we believe in her.  Go Bubbles, GO!!!

I couldn't find any videos of Bubbles, but it seems that Rapunzel has a sufficient fan base to land herself an appearance on You Tube.  So, without further adieu, happy You Tube Tuesday everyone!  I hope you'll enjoy this break from my humorous turtle video contributions.


Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so Pokey and I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (to enter the contest).



12 comments:

  1. You come up with the most interesting videos of Poke'ys pals.. There is a place in Indonesia called Turtle Island as well.

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  2. This is so very cute - like most of your vids are, Rach!

    Here's mine: http://www.everydaygyaan.com/2011/09/live-like-you-were-dying.html

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  3. That was so very cool to watch that...if only to swim with them...As always...XOXOXOXOXO

    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com/2011/09/trigger-warning-you-tube-tuesday.html#axzz1X8dMbIcN

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  4. This is so cute! What a long journey but with such encouragement anything is possible! Love the comments of the little ones in the audience :)

    Beautiful!

    Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/09/youtube-tuesday.html

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  5. Fantastic post. I love Poky's videos.

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  6. whoops. mine http://jovanecatharticmusings.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-tube-tuesday.html

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  7. Pokey has some cool friends! Great video :)

    Here's mine: http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/09/youtube-tuesday.html

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  8. Thank you for visiting everyone! :)

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  9. Great video Rachel! I guess I never realized that turtles could actually move that fast. But, I guess, he is quite a big turtle so he can take bigger steps? Loved it!
    ps. I added your link to the linky tools so Josh doesn't miss this one :)

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  10. WOW Rachel! That is an awesome video! Love real time viewing ;)

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  11. @Mary - Its funny you had to add my link because I had the email confimation that I had already added it. Either way, thanks!

    @Anna - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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