Sea Turtles of Okinawa

© Hazel Cruzado

Sea Turtle Art Show: Great Collaboration and A Great Success!


By jhjanicki on Monday,August 14th, 2017 in Art, Awareness, Conservation, Fisheries, Ghost nets, Marine Debris, Wildlife Trade, No Comments

The Sea Turtle Art Show that took place at the Okinawa Brewing Mihama Cafe on August 12, 2017, was an extremely great success! A huge thanks to everyone who made it happen! Organizers: Julia Janicki & Hazel Cruzado Art Artists: Hazel Cruzado Art, Art Leo, Shawn Miller (Okinawa Nature Photography), Pete Leong (Foto Shisa), Rodel […]

Consume sustainable seafood in Japan to help reduce sea turtle bycatch


By jhjanicki on Monday,May 8th, 2017 in Awareness, Conservation, Fisheries, Ghost nets, No Comments

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally caught in shrimp trawl nets, on longline hooks and in fishing gill nets every year. They become bycatch, non-targeted species, and is usually returned to the sea as discards, typically dead or injured to an extent that death is most likely. A simple action that seafood consumers […]

Ghost nets


By jhjanicki on Monday,January 30th, 2017 in Awareness, Conservation, Ghost nets, No Comments

This new art piece created by the Okinawa-based artist Hazel Cruzado depicts a sea turtle entangled in a ghost net. Ghost nets are abandoned or discarded fishing nets, they can float in ocean currents for years or decades, traveling huge distances. Every year millions of marine animals including turtles, birds, sharks, rays, dugongs, dolphins, and […]
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