Winner of Most Deep Dives Swimming Challenge (>½ mile/800 m), Great Turtle Race 2009
Grembo Jones is a fun-loving surfer and is looking forward to hitting those warm Caribbean waves. When she’s not racing across the Atlantic or lounging near her nesting beach, she loves pulling pranks on her friends, so the other turtles in the Race should keep an eye on her!
Lucky for Grembo, she found the perfect coach for her personality – the tireless Amanda Beard, 4-time Olympian and 7-time medalist.
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Grembo Jones (Female)
Cinco Hermanos Fund
147.6 cm (4 ft 10 in)
107 cm (3 ft 6 in)
335 kg (740 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.