Pemba Update – 7 January 2019

By:  Maryke Musson
Curator, Two Oceans Aquarium

Pemba has been back in the ocean just over 300 days and is  about 380km northwest of the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean – 1650km west of Oranjemund. Pemba has now traveled more than 11 900km – an impressive 39.5km per day. She has slowed down over the last few weeks but is still using the currents to her advantage and she finds herself in 24.5°C water at the moment.  She is a third of the way across the Atlantic Ocean towards Brazil. What an impressive journey!