The Disney Conservation Team Wildlife has recorded more than 18,000 sea turtle nests since 2003. This year, all three species are having an excellent nesting season on our nesting beach.
The turtles make their way into the ocean, which begins a three-month long journey from their nesting beach to their foraging grounds.
Two of those nests belong to Miss Piggy and Kermit. These superstar turtles are participating in this year’s Tour de Turtles migration marathon. Named in honor of the release of “Muppets Now” on Disney+ streaming service. These turtles are celebrating the completion of a successful nesting season and the start of an oceanic journey to their foraging grounds. Disney has collaborated with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, creator of the Tour de Turtles program, to release satellite-tagged turtles together for the last 13 years. We’re looking forward to watching the journeys of Miss Piggy and Kermit.
The turtles are outfitted with satellite transmitters to track their journey in real time. Part of the fun of Tour de Turtles is guessing where the turtles will go next on their great migration.
It’s too bad they were unable to host a viewing event as the ones seen in prior years. Watching them depart Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is incredible!