Hi everyone, Rowdy Gaines here on Day 4 of the Race. This weekend the turtles in the Race are making good progress toward their goal of reaching the Caribbean finish line!
Nueva Esperanza seems to be the farthest along now, as she has quietly made steady progress since leaving Nova Scotia. But watch out: Seabiscuit, Backspacer, Nightswimmer, and Wawa Bear are gaining on her and making this close race! After a few more spins, Cali took off like a shot to catch up with the rest of the turtles by the end the day! Billy is pointed straight toward the Caribbean, but he’s really far away from the other turtles.
Illustration by Chris Rooney
Grembo Jones and Searcher, the two smallest turtles in the Race, are taking a very wide turn, almost toward the Azores Islands in the eastern Atlantic. Grembo is a mischievous turtle, so maybe she’s planning a surprise for the other turtles. Could Searcher be in on the prank?
Check back tomorrow to find out which of the turtles did the best polar bear impression and spent the most time in cold water during the Race. While you’re waiting for the next update, visit the interactive Race Map and check the position of your favorite turtle.
Take a step to help all leatherback sea turtles (and other animals, too)! Take the NO MORE PLASTIC! Pledge.