Shelly the Sea Turtle - The Guardian of the Deep
In the vast, blue expanse of our oceans, where life flourishes in every corner, Shore Buddies Shelly the Sea Turtle embarks on a critical mission. Known for her graceful swims through coral havens, Shelly isn't just another marine inhabitant; she's a guardian. Today, we share her story and her battle against a silent threat - abandoned fishing gear.
This week we’re switching up our Wisdom Wednesday blog to be more of an update about a popular topic in ocean pollution: Sea Turtles. Sea turtles are affected by plastic during every stage of their life. They crawl through plastic on the way to the ocean as hatchlings, swim through it while migrating, confuse it for jellyfish (one of their favorite foods), and then crawl back through it as adults. Researchers estimate that over half of all sea turtles in the world have ingested plastic. And a single piece of plastic has a 20% chance of killing them. If sea turtles disappear from the ocean, it wouldn’t only be a huge loss for future human generations but it would also threaten the longevity of other marine life. Scientists believe that sea turtle species are essential to the health of marine ecosystems.
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