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.
Each year we mark World Oceans Day on our calendar knowing that it's one of our biggest opportunities to reach millions of people around the world at once with our message of a cleaner ocean. This year, New York City, the United Nations, the Peace Boat, and Rockaway Beach played host to the 4ocean team for the weekend and as it turns out, World Oceans Day 2019 was an adventure beyond our wildest expectations.
Traveling 80 miles across the Gulfstream in the Atlantic Ocean can be a daunting task in a boat. Now think about making that same crossing on a paddleboard — intimidating, right? Now imagine that you have cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that causes damage to your lungs as well as other organs. Do you think you could make it?
For our May 2019 bracelet, we had the chance to showcase an animal that generally doesn't get a lot of attention when it comes to ocean conservation––the incredible octopus. But thanks to "Octo Girl" and her research, these animals may play an even bigger role in the future health of coral reefs and the ocean.