Hello there, or as my friends in my native country of Panama would say it, hola! My name is Calypso Blue III. I'm an adult female leatherback sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter from Soropta Beach, Panama on May 27, 2014. I measure 144.6 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 108.0 cm curved carapace width, and laid 53 fertile eggs and 36 yokeless eggs. Despite the rumors being spread that turtles are a slow species, I'd like to put an end to all that gossip by making my sponsors at Atlantis Resort proud and winning the Tour de Turtles race and setting a new record while I'm at it! Last year, my distant cousin Calypso Blue II won the marathon by swimming 2,836 miles. Not only do I plan on winning, I'm also going to educate people about the dangers of commercial trawl fisheries. I keep trying to tell these fishermen that they've got the wrong gal but their gill nets keep trying to haul me away! Now, I know these guys are just trying to capture shrimp and stuff but after the 150,000 accidental injuries and deaths of my friends, something needs to be done. To show my dedication to this cause, I will be swimming across the ocean to try and put an end to the danger caused by fisheries. The least they could do is make sure to install Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) on their nets! Follow me on my journey by taking a look at my marathon migration map. This way, you can see my progress and cheer me on along the way. Wish me luck, although I don't need it. Us leatherbacks almost always win the race.
I was named by my Sponsor,
Atlantis Paradise Island . Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Commercial Trawl Fisheries to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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