Seven species of sea turtles swim in the oceans around the world. Six of those species are on the endangered list. The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is the most endangered out of the six. Unfortunately, we are the reason sea turtles are on the endangered list. From pollution and throwing plastic and fishing hooks into the ocean. They also suffer from damaged shells and flippers caused by boats. Female sea turtles lay their nest of eggs on the shore. Sadly, we destroy or poach the sea turtles nests. With how much damage we have caused, it’s our responsibility to fix our mistakes. I know you may not mean to cause the turtles to hurt, as we don’t think about the consequences when we leave our plastic on the beach. We can all use a little reminder to pick up our trash and items we bring along with us to the beach. Sea turtles are easily caught in beach chairs or can choke on a plastic bag. How can we help sea turtles and not harm them?
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If you haven’t heard of Shelly Cove. They are an organization that dedicates their time to helping every sea turtle they possibly can. How do they do this? Not only do they pick up trash along the shores, they also donate 10% of their proceed profits to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in Surf City, North Carolina. Their proceeds help support medical treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. By shopping on Shelly Coves website, you are helping save a sea turtle in need of medical help. Shelly Cove has really inspired me lately. I’ve been recycling for quite some time now but Shelly Cove has really motivated me to do more. Using reusable straws and recycling more of what I find. There are so many people dedicated to helping a sea turtle in need and I knew I just had to be one of them. Shelly Cove does such an amazing job at what they do! Not just Shelly Cove, The Karen Beasley Center is doing great work also. If you want to donate directly to the Karen Beasley Center, you can do so. If you plan on shopping through Shelly Cove, you can use my coupon code LEANNA10 to receive 10% off your first order ♥
Save A Turtle Tips:
Did you know that in the U.S alone, we use 500 million straws a day?! That’s quite a huge number in just a single day. Where do all those straws go? In the ocean mostly. If you are like me who recycles, those plastic straws go to the recycling center, but so many people just toss the straw they use without thinking twice about it. I challenge you to recycle the straws you use in an entire month. At the end of the month, count how many straws you have. Let me know how many you have and tell me if it changed your mind on using plastic straws.You can also help make a difference with a few of these tips if you happen to go to the beach any time soon!
When you go to the beach, bring a reusable bag you can toss some trash in when you walk along the shore.
Use a reusable water bottle. No straws or plastic bottles! If you are going to use a straw, buy eco-friendly, reusable straws. You can buy these handy straws on Shelly Coves site.
When leaving the beach, please remember to grab everything you brought. If you see items that someone else left behind, pick them up and dispose of them properly.
Sea turtles mistake water toys and floaties for food. Please pick them up also.
If you happen to see a nest of sea turtle eggs, please refrain from touching or stepping on them.
What are some ways you will help make a difference? If you purchase from Shelly Cove, let me know so I can thank you!