Sea turtles are vulnerable to ocean pollution at all stages of life, from eggs to hatchlings to juveniles to adults. Pollutants include things like toxic metals, pcb's, petroleum products, and agricultural and industrial runoff of contaminants such as fertilizers, chemicals, nutrients, and untreated waste. Pollutants may cause immediate harm to sea turtles through direct contact or can build up in tissues over time and lead to immunosuppression resulting in disease and death.
When I visited Cape Verde a few years ago they had a turtle conservation charity on the beaches protecting nests and making sure beaches were kept clean and safe for females that were laying eggs. We paid to go on a trip at night to learn more about these amazing animals.
Now I have the opportunity to do my bit to help these beautiful creatures and I need your help to get me there. No matter how big or small every donation helps. I am paying for my travel and extra trips but your money goes towards the daily activities and facilities I will be using. Make your good deed for they day a donation that will help keep these animals stay safe and living much longer lives.