Hi, I’m Rowdy Gaines, and this is Day 2 of the Great Turtle Race!
All the turtles except for Lindblad the Explorer
have exited the Gulf and appear to be heading south. She seems
reluctant to leave the Gulf before she sees a few new places. Being an
experienced traveler, she knows where she’s going and isn’t too worried
about catching up with the other turtles.
Illustration by Chris Rooney
It looks like Cali is making the best his head start. He’s near the front of the pack! Billy is heading for the east coast of the U.S.A. Does he know a shortcut? Seabiscuit seemed to be a bit lost after leaving the Gulf, but now he’s back on track. Meanwhile, Nueva Esperanza is starting to pick up speed.
Wawa Bear is making a big turn and is the farthest east of any turtle in the Race. Are Grembo Jones, Searcher, Estéban, and Nightswimmer following Wawa Bear? Maybe they’ve heard that she knows the way to the Caribbean…
Visit the interactive Race Map
to check the position of your favorite turtle. On Monday, April 20th we
will announce the results of the first swimming challenge: Which turtle
spent the most time in cold water?
Take a step to help all leatherback sea turtles (and other animals, too)! Take the NO MORE PLASTIC! Pledge.