Friday, November 30, 2012
Anneke, the Green Turtle, Continues to Break All Records!
Anneke has now been migrating to her home foraging grounds for 52 days and covered over 3,660 kilometers (2,275 miles), surpassing all previously tracked Bonaire turtles in total distance traveled.
After breaking sea turtle speed records crossing the Caribbean south to north, Anneke has steadily followed the coastlines of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and now Cuba to arrive at the Canarreos Archipelago. South of the Batabanó Bay in northwest Cuba, the Canarreos consist of about 350 islets. The largest island in the chain is Isla de Juventud, which is roughly ten times the size of Bonaire. Anneke is currently in shallow water along the Canarreos Archipelago, Cuba.
In the past two days according to the Argos Satellite feed, Anneke has slowed her movements, remaining close to Cayo Rosario, however she could just be refueling on seagrass and rooted algae. STCB definitely is not yet prepared to state that Anneke has reached her home foraging grounds. Knowing this turtle, she may still have something remarkable in store for us. (Source: STCB)