Removing marine debris from nesting beaches can help baby sea turtles increase their chances of survival. Humans discard unwanted fishing gear in the open ocean and tons of our plastic trash floats on the ocean’s surface, where the young turtles spend most of their time.
Take pictures of sea turtles (left and right profile and dorsal view) to help create a database to identify individuals, thereby being able to track local turtle populations and their trends, and also identify potential sea turtle hotspots and prioritize their conservation. Submit the sightings here
Plastic bags are petroleum-based and do not biodegrade.Sea turtles and other marine creatures mistake plastics and other garbage as food (such as jellyfish) and ingest it. This mistake causes blockages within their digestive system and eventual death.