The Great Gulf Turtle Race 2012 has been a fantastic event and we are pleased to be able to now announce the winners!
In the distance race, Murjana took first place with a total of 1343km since the start of the race. She was closely followed by Al Fareeda with 1264km in second place and Shelby with 1212kms securing third place.
In the popularity contest, the title of most popular turtle was awarded to Laura Bora after dominating in the voting stakes with a staggering 61,187 cheers! Rimani took second place with 34,169 votes while Hooter clinched third with 22,094 votes.
If your favourite didn’t appear in the top three, click here to find out where she ended up in the overall popularity stakes and distance rankings.
This year we saw an unprecedented number of votes cast and we would like to thank you, our supporters, for your dedicated backing of the race to help us further spread the turtle conservation message. You can continue to support the project by checking back regularly to discover all the latest on your favourite turtle, joining us on Facebook and purchasing one of our turtle adoption packs!
'Speedy' was among the first turtles we tagged in Iran this year, at a new nesting site (Nahiloo Island) in the province of Bushreir, about half way up the coast of Iran. After nesting she headed due south and it seems that she has found a foraging ground within the NW Abu Dhabi islands.
She measures a modest 67.2 cm in Curved Carapace Length but when it comes to racing it seems that she is ready to shine! Speedy won the race clocking 133 KM ahead of other contestants. Well done Speedy!