Hello again Race fans, I’m Rowdy Gaines bringing you the Great Turtle Race! We have some major action in the Race as the week comes to a close.
Backspacer is very close to the finish line but won’t cross. She just can’t seem to make up her mind about entering the Caribbean. Will her dawdling cost her the Race? Will another turtle take advantage of her indecisiveness and speed past her across the finish line?
Several turtles are spinning around the same area north of South America, including Lindblad the Explorer, Nightswimmer, Estéban, Seabiscuit, and Nueva Esperanza. Who will break out of that pack? It looks like Estéban might be the first to leave that group and head for the finish line! But where will he cross?
Cali definitely seems to be heading away from the Caribbean and back toward New England and Nova Scotia. Does he think this racetrack goes in a loop? Visit the Race Map to check your favorite turtle’s position.
The results are in for the longest dive competition! All of the turtles made dives lasting longer than one hour, but Cali is the clear winner of this challenge–he made an incredible 148 dives longer than 60 minutes!
Illustration by Chris Rooney
Check back on Monday, April 27th to find out which turtle made the most frequent deep dives. We might even have a winner in the Race on Monday!