All the turtles – except for Lindblad – have exited the Gulf and appear to be heading south. Lindblad the Explorer is really living up to her name; she seems reluctant to leave the Gulf and start her new adventure before she sees a few more things on her checklist. Being an experienced traveler, she knows where she’s going so isn’t worried about catching up with the other turtles.
Cali appears to be taking advantage of his head start and is near the front of the pack. Billy is heading for the east coast of the USA – does he know a shortcut? Nueva Esperanza is starting to pick up speed, while Seabiscuit spun out once he got out of the Gulf, but now has his bearings and is making progress.
Wawa Bear is making a big turn and is the farthest east of any turtle in the Race. It must be hard for her to steer her big body – sort of like hard-shelled cruise ship! Are Grembo Jones, Searcher, Estéban and Nightswimmer following Wawa Bear? Maybe they’ve heard that she knows the way to the Caribbean….
DID YOU SEE? The State of the World’s Sea Turtles IV
Also, click here to find out more about threats to sea turtles, including fishing gear, and what conservationists are doing to solve the problems! Katherine McLaughlin and Carl Safina from the Blue Ocean Institute blogs about how you can make responsible choices of your seafood.
Mark your calendars! On Monday, April 20th we will announce the results of the first swimming challenge: Which turtle spent the most time in cold water?