It's relatively common knowledge that most sea turtle populations around the world have been in decline for decades. But our partners at the Florida Atlantic University Marine Research Lab in Boca Raton, FL, have been hard at work trying to uncover the mechanisms behind some of these declines.
Dr. Jeanette Wynekan, of the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is a world-renowned sea turtle researcher who heads up much of the work being done there along with a tremendous group of students who are equally as dedicated to the survival of sea turtles. In this video, she explains how researching baby sea turtles is uncovering some surprising results and why there are some concerning signs for the future of sea turtles on this planet. Check it out.....
Recently, their work has focused specifically on the endangered green and loggerhead sea turtle populations on the east coast of Florida. These turtles face myriad threats from all directions, which only exemplifies the importance of the research being done at the lab. What they're currently learning will be used to advance sea turtle science all over the world for many years to come! We couldn't be more proud of the work they're doing and that we are able to help them on their journey to find solutions for the future of all baby sea turtles.
Check out this awesome new video we did to follow up on some of the baby sea turtles from last seasons' hatch...
By purchasing a 4ocean Sea Turtle Bracelet, you pull a pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines as well as help us continue to fund the work being done by these exceptionally dedicated scientists. The future of sea turtles around the world depends on us and we must do everything we can to ensure the survival of the species so that the next generation has the opportunity to enjoy these amazing creatures.
Don't worry. All protocols, permits, and laws were followed and no sea turtles were harmed during the making of the video.
We spent the weekend cleaning areas in both the Middle and Upper Florida Keys, areas that were damaged and heavily impacted by the accumulation of marine debris during Hurricane Irma. You won't believe what our before and after pictures look like!
It turns out that some iconic Spring Break hotspots are extremely important, ecologically valuable areas to the species that call them home. Plastic pollution left behind by Spring Break revelers can cause tremendous harm to endangered species and critical habitats, so have fun but always clean up afterward.
In our Meet the Team Blog Series, we will take a look at some of the 4ocean employees cleaning up the ocean and coastlines around the world. We all know the problem of ocean plastic pollution is a complicated one, but we have people like Captain Louie out there every day tackling the problem head-on!