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Amazing Sea Turtles

Gina Gallia, staff writer

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Sea Turtles

Once they are gone, there is no bringing them back..

One thing that easily comes to mind when you think of sea turtles is the amazing way they are brought to the world. Sea turtles are a very popular and well known creature of the sea and yet their numbers are dropping rather quickly.

Mainly in the summertime adult turtles lay and bury their eggs in the sand. After a certain amount of time the baby turtles hatch from their eggs and almost blindly find their ways back to the ocean mostly relying on moonlight.  The sight is so amazing and should be on everyone’s bucket list. If interested there is an amazing trip to Costa Rica this spring break to help protect the habitat of nesting sea turtles and may even be lucky enough to see them hatch. Hurry and check out the link below if interested!

https://www.experiencegla.com/destinations/teen-programs-latin-america/costa-rica/costa-rica-spring-break-sea-turtle-initiative/

Besides this, there are many ways to help these amazing creatures that you could take advantage from your home! Here are some easy tips for helping the turtle population :

  • Adopt a sea turtle! ( not physically own one) but you can adopt one online at this link : https://www.marinelife.org/help/adopt/ all information needed is listed on the adoption page!
  • If near a hatching site, be sure to turn lights out on the beaches at night. Why? Well, baby sea turtles rely on the moonlight to guide them to the ocean and any other lights may distract the hatchling from making it to their homes.
  • Reduce the amount of garbage you produce and be cautious about things you do throw away. You would be surprised with the amount of trash that ends up in our oceans!
  • Volunteering is a very effective way and can involve hands on activity which I know sparks the interests of many!

If not already, I encourage you to gain insight on the endangered species by googling any curiosity you may have of endangered animals that are out in our oceans. Marine life is such an amazing part of our beautiful planet and they deserve to be helped !  The best part about the environment is that you don’t have to have money to make a difference because every little thing helps! Down below I will list more web links for you to view if interested! I encourage you to do so because the ocean holds much more than you think! I can guarantee that. 🙂

 

Here are some of my favorite live webcam sites where you can see what is going on in different parts of the world from your home for free!

https://explore.org/livecams/under-the-water/cozumel-underwater

https://explore.org/livecams/under-the-water/beluga-boat-cam-underwater

http://www.seaturtleinc.org/sea-turtles-live/

https://www.seewinter.com/animals/webcams/mavis-rescue-hideaway-cam/

https://www.seewinter.com/animals/webcams/sea-turtle-rehab-cam/

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