Lindblad the Explorer is no stranger to long voyages. In the past few years, she has traversed the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, from her preferred nesting beach in Costa Rica to feeding grounds in Canada. Lindblad the Explorer is a fearless trailblazer, and has traveled this route before, so she might have an advantage against her less-experienced competitors in the Race.
She is being coached by Olympic champion Amanda Beard, whose love for the ocean and for turtles, not to mention her stellar swimming skills, should come in handy for Lindblad the Explorer!
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Lindblad the Explorer (Female)
159.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)
114.8 cm (3 ft 9 in)
440 kg (970 lbs)
Stay tuned to see if Amanda can help Lindblad the Explorer achieve her own heroics in the Race.
Where is she now?
Despite the transmitter ceasing to function while Lindblad was still out in the central Atlantic, the tag kicked on again about a month later, and Lindblad is now northwest of where she was previously, about 500 kilometers off Puerto Rico, but still not in the Caribbean. Our Costa Rican colleagues are waiting for her to come to nest if not this year, maybe next.