It runs from the Namibian continental margin to the Tristan da Cunha and Gough Islands. Yoshi is a fictional dinosaur who appears in the Mario series of video games.. Yoshi's best-known ability is his ability to eat enemies. Turtle mistaken for a rock. She still tends to swim against currents and winds – so definitely one of the strongest turtles we have ever come across. In December 2017, Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa, released Yoshi into the open water after 20 years in captivity. Two Oceans Aquarium Curator Maryke Musson, whose relationship with this giant loggerhead goes back decades, reflects on the year of turtle travels. They are only 147km apart. We also know that turtles have lifespans of 80 years or more, which meant that Yoshi was going to outlive many of us. Two months, two countries – only another 16 countries to go before she gets to loggerhead nesting sites at Cape Verde, off Senegal. At approximately 25 years of age, we knew she was maturing and her breeding instincts started kicking in. Another 500km and she will be swimming past her fourth country! She is not using any current at the moment, but swimming against a rather strong South-Easterly wind. She moved out of Walvisbay on 16 March and has stayed east of Walvis Ridge. Her average distance per day has reduced slightly to 27km, mainly due to a few days hanging out closer inshore, most likely feeding. Is Yoshi a turtle or a frog? Pemba seems to be enjoying a gentle ride in the currents off Namibia and is currently moving slower than Yoshi. In typical Yoshi behaviour, she likes doing her own thing. Yoshi’s northerly journey in green and her turn around and southerly travels in yellow. We are convinced that she is really enjoying being back in the ocean - there has been an abundance of food along the way which we all know from experience keeps her very happy. Currently, she is about 71km northwest of the Orange River, and about 15km offshore in very nice 19°C water with a depth of about 113m. Suma park... Ninja Turtles Interrogate Megan Fox It has sent over 8 000 positions through 1 617 satellite passes! Pemba was released off Mabibi KZN on 8 March – her journey is in red. On the 18 June Yoshi made U-turn-turn (which is legal in the ocean) and stayed close to the Angolan shore, heading South. On arrival in the port of Cape Town, they contacted the Two Oceans Aquarium, which opened to the public only two years prior, … Yoshi: The amazing story of a loggerhead turtle Read More » Posted March 07, 2020 08:12:43 Yoshi the turtle has gained widespread attention, and support, from ocean-lovers around the world. Pemba, on the other hand, is cruising with the currents and wind – and is about 147km east of Yoshi and heading towards the Walvis ridge as well. Even though her average speed is slowing down a little bit, she is really going strong as she tends to swim against the currents and at the moment against a very strong SE wind and still making really good headway. She was the very first rescued sea turtle at the aquarium and was closely monitored and cared for. She travelled just over 36km over the last 24 hours, and is thus making good progress. Yoshi support. Yoshi has now been at sea for 90 days, and has clocked up a very impressive 2 540km. Hamato Yoshi is a Japanese martial arts master who is somewhat related to Splinter, in some incarnations, he was Splinter's owner until he was killed by the Shredder, while in other incarnations, he was the human form of Splinter before he was either mutated or reincarnated after his death. Web design and content by Flow Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org The water is a warm 22.5°C with a total depth of about 46m. This incredible turtle has been back in the ocean for 342 days and has clocked up just over 8 300km! The shallow waters around these seamounts provide rich feeding grounds for a hungry loggerhead - and we now Yoshi is always looking for a snack. Green, olive ridley and leatherback turtles have all been seen nesting on Angolan beaches, with loggerhead and hawksbill turtles observed in the waters off Angola - Yoshi is going to have a lot of company for this leg of her journey! Tezuka: Yes, I had to always insist he was a turtle… (All laugh) Because we wanted a character that wouldn’t feel out of place in the Mario universe, we decided on a turtle. posted over a year ago. They first appeared in the very first Super Mario Bros. game, and have appeared many more times after their debut. This sandy island was once a thriving commercial fishing community, but due to the lack of freshwater most inhabitants abandoned the island by 1974. We have seen 186 satellite passes since release. Yoshi was the size of a dinner plate when she first arrived here, via a fishing boat, in 1997. Weighing 183kg, Yoshi was released 27 nautical miles south west of Hout Bay in 20.6°C water. Yoshi, a loggerhead turtle, recently broken all the records by swimming from South Africa to Australia. She has maintained her 29.5km/day swimming distance – how impressive is that? We expected her to explore the ocean for at least the first year – and then hopefully go find herself a turtle mate so that she can head back to the area where she originates from for nesting. We can be very proud of Yoshi – 3 000 kilometres! It is thought to be the longest animal journey — by distance and duration* — ever recorded by a satellite tag. Continuing back south? Among members of the Yoshi species hailing from Yoshi's Island, any Yoshi may be identified as the "Yoshi" character, and as such, not all iterations of the character are necessarily the same one. By looking at this information, we can establish that her swimming and breathing behaviour is well within a normal range. NS_Fan said: Snake, from Metal Gear, said in SSBB that Yoshi is a lizard and Otacon said that he's a dinosaur. Yoshi is enjoying some ‘coastal living’ on the Namibian Coast – and we think that she is most likely having a jelly-feast. We believe she was feeding in the shallower and warmer areas along the coast. She is clever – hugging the warmer water! She has managed to navigate her way around rich fishing grounds and has thankfully stayed free of ghost fishing gear, one of the biggest threats to sea turtles. Loggerhead females nest on or near the beaches where they hatched from, so we are hoping that Yoshi will show us where she started out her incredible life before her satellite tag stops transmitting. He has a long tongue which he uses to grab enemies and eat them. In typical Yoshi behaviour, she likes doing her own thing. She is currently in a very mild 19°C and it certainly appears as if she is heading back towards the southern tip of Africa. At her current pace, she might be back in South African waters by November. She was the very first rescued sea turtle at the aquarium and was closely monitored and cared for. That is an impressive 24.4km/day. Yoshi has a carefree and easygoing personality. They are common enemies. Over 14 000km of turtle tracking with a collective 479 days – amazing, informative and stressful – that is what turtle tracking is all about! Tezuka: Yes, I had to always insist he was a turtle… (All laugh) Because we wanted a character that wouldn’t feel out of place in the Mario universe, we decided on a turtle. Yoshi is currently about 131km west of Lüderitz, Namibia – so she has made some very good headway over the last week. +27 (0)21 814 4504. See below the nesting sites for loggerheads: It is exciting to wonder – where is she going next? Even though the scientists saw many other loggerhead turtles, Yoshi did not surface to be re-tagged. Yoshi spent the next 20 years being cared for at the aquarium, where they taught her to come to a target for food so that she would not harass all divers in her exhibit for food. Water temperature where she finds herself at the moment is a very acceptable 18.5°C. She has crossed ‘borders’ 4 times. We have seen a total of 708 satellite passes with 4 590 transmission messages. She has averaged 32km/day since release, with the longest distance thus far in one day being 54km, and the shortest distance still the 3.5km over New Year's Eve. Yoshi, a loggerhead turtle released from the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town in 2017, has recorded the longest journey of a tracked animal after arriving in Australian waters.. She managed to swim right into the bay between Ghost Island and the mainland a few days ago. We have seen 127 satellite passes since the start of her journey. The Kitabanga Project in Angola works actively to protect turtles. We believe she spent a day or two feeding about 2.5km from shore, well north of Doringbaai, before heading back offshore yesterday. Yoshi was released a month ago and is well on her way to Namibian waters. Yoshi has been exploring the Atlantic Ocean for 279 days now – what an incredible journey. Yoshi seems to have had a great time in the warmer waters off Angola, and we were wondering whether she was going to continue her journey up to the Cape Verde Islands, or even cross the Atlantic and head towards South America, but she had different plans all along. As mentioned, her longest day thus far was 56km, with the shortest distance travelled on a day being 3.5km on the last day of the year (she started her New Year’s Eve party rather early, we imagine). 342 days and 8308 kilometres. The straight-line distance from release site is now approximately 1 400km. Yoshi The Sea Turtle Swims 22,000 Miles In 2 Years, Sets Record A sea turtle from Australia swam record nearly 22,000 miles in two years leaving all other long-distance swimmers in her wake, as per Two Oceans Aquarium. Yoshi has done a good roundabout and we believe it will take a few weeks for her to decide where she will finally head off to. She is currently about 65km west of Hondeklipbaai, in 18°C water. Since she has reached warmer waters with more food, her average daily distance travelled has dropped from about 29km/day to 27km/day. A beach at the Robberg Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, South Africa, on the southern tip of the African continent, Oct. 26, 2018. It has been 190 days since her release and her average distance per day remains in the 26 – 27km region. 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