Nothing is as heart wrenching as watching a species on the brink be pushed farther toward extinction because of careless mankind. My mother had an up close and personal experience with yet-to-be-hatched baby sea turtles this morning while on the beach. She sent me a text containing a photo of an area roped off with yellow police tape. Anyone who grew up in South Florida would automatically think 'sea turtle nest' but instead of only thinking that, I sadly also thought "Oh no, tar balls?" Because we're still not sure what's going to happen, what will be affected and how it's going to affect the rest of the regional ecosystem both marine and terrestrial.
The good folks at the Endangered Species Coalition www.StopExtinction.org, based in the Capitol City, support a movement to displace baby sea turtles to safer areas where they can hatch and make their way back into the water without having to fight oily currents or debris. Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are already endangered. Predators are enough of a threat without adding oil slicks and toxins to the mix. Please support replacement of these dwindling creatures. To sign the petition visit:http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6014/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3725