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Volunteers Help Protect Baby Sea Turtles From Ocean Trash

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Love baby sea turtles? Learn what volunteers are doing to help protect these precious creatures from ocean trash during nesting season.

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Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:53 am
awwww baby turtles. Poor guys have such a tough time making it to the ocean.

Ingrid A (524)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:28 am
That's awesome. Its noted.

Teresa W (782)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:29 am
awesome, thank you

Isa Villanen (44)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:31 am
Baby turtles really need human protection. They are easy pray e.g. to seagulls and other hungry beaks and mouths. Not only that, but the plastic waste in the shore waters is a serious health hazard causing anything from malformations to early death, if the eat it (sea turtle babys feed on jelly fish, and clear bits of plastic look deceptively like jelly fish.
Protection by humans guarantee a larger amount of youngsters making it to the sea, but the sea is nt a very safe for the little ones, either. As turtles lay their eggs, counties, cities and municipalities should create a buffer zone inside which nobody can go, except the volunteers at hatching time. When all are safely in the sea, the buffer zone can be removed and created again next year to protect the eggs and secure full hatching.
Thank you, JL, signed and noted, also shared.

JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:45 am
You are welcome Teresa and Isa.
You cannot currently send a star to Teresa because you have done so within the last day.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:54 am

Terry V (30)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:23 am
My daughter and family helped the babies when they went back to visit friends in Florida. My GRANDkids loved it.

JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:27 am
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.

Christeen A (370)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:46 am
So happy and thankful that these little buggers are being helped.

Veronique L (209)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:47 am
Awesome! Thanks for sharing...

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:05 am
Thanks JL. Sea turtles need help in every phase of life. The adults, want to reproduce and want to go back to their nesting beaches, but are having difficulties with human activities all over the world. On an EarthWatch expedition just off Puerto Rico several years ago, we watched for female Leatherbacks come up to lay their eggs, count them and the hopeful future of the species. The amount of garbage produced by vacation cruise ships, the military, fishing persons and more, was incredible and awful. That any babies hatch and make it to adulthood is amazing! The numbers are dramatically decreasing with each year.


JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:14 am
You are welcome Vernonique.
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JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:51 am
You are welcome Lin. Thanks for reminding us of all that is important for their survival! You cannot currently send a star to Lin because you have done so within the last day.

Angelika R (143)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:34 pm
thx JL. Looked hard but found n ot take action link, no idea what Isa signed-except perhaps SIGN UP to become a MEMBER. ? -NO thanks ! OC has lost it for me.

JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:13 pm
The petition she found while exploring the site is probably this one:

You are welcome Angelika.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:20 pm
Its so annoying when people dump so much rubbish that it endangers animals live So thoughtless and uncaring I even push the tops of my opened cans back in before i put them in the rubbish incase they cut something

JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:05 pm
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Melania Padilla (122)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:08 pm

Adena Z (19)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:26 pm
Thanks 4 sharing and noted :c)

Connie O (44)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:28 pm
That is awesome. Where I live, we have volunteers that help the turtles safely across the road to/from nesting sites.

JL A (281)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:30 pm
You are welcome Adena.

Susan G (49)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:49 pm
Amazing so glad to hear these God bless ALL our sea turtles!
Thanks for sharing JL!

Mary R (280)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:38 pm

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:30 am
Couldn't find a petition to sign but TY JL and TY to all volunteers who give sea turtles a better chance of surviving. Most of all we have to do something with our trash. Let's start with a fine for littering equal to the one in the nation's capital.

Danuta W (1248)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:47 am

JL A (281)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 9:05 am
You cannot currently send a star to Sherri because you have done so within the last day.

. (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:20 am
Noted & posted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:22 pm
Congrats to all these amazing caring volunteers! I wish there were more of you to go around...god knows our precious animals need the help. I needed a good positive story,so thanks a bunch JL!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:24 pm
Sorry JL the Note it is acting up today+thank you for my previous star!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:02 am
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