Searcher might be the smallest turtle in the Race, but she’s determined to make big waves.
Her sleek, lustrous carapace should help her move quickly on her way to the Caribbean, and her knowledge of the deep sea might give her an advantage in the 'deepest diver' challenge.
Searcher is little, but is a powerful swimmer, just like her coach, Olympic long-distance swimming specialist Janet Evans.
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139.4 cm (4 ft 7 in)
101.5 cm (3 ft 4 in)
275 kg (605 lbs)
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Where is she now?
It might look like Grembo and Searcher are lost and stuck out in the eastern Atlantic, or maybe even that they’re heading to Africa to nest. However, we know from previous years that turtles will travel from Canada over to the eastern side of the Atlantic possibly to feed in the Mauritania upwelling off Africa, which supports a productive marine foodweb.
These turtles are probably chowing on jellies for a while longer before they’ll make their way toward the Caribbean or the northeast coast of South America. It is also possible that they are in a non-reproductive year and will begin to head back to Canadian waters in the next few months.