Conservation

Turtles In The News: Sea Turtles Need Your Help

As lovers of turtles we ask you to give your support via Oceana. Please give your support to this great cause …

https://twitter.com/Oceana/status/824248229487378432Sea turtles are in danger and NEED your help. Sign your name now to support the proposed TEDs rule.

Thousands of endangered and threatened sea turtles drown in shrimp trawl nets in the Southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico each year.

But by using Turtle Excluder Devices, or TEDs, in all trawl nets we can save these sea turtles. TEDs have been shown to be 97 percent effective!

The federal government recently proposed a rule requiring life-saving TEDs in U.S. skimmer, pusher-head and wing net shrimp trawls. But that rule won’t become final – and sea turtles will keep dying – unless we speak up now.

  Oceana on Twitter: “Sea turtles are in danger and NEED your help. Sign your name now to support the proposed TEDs rule. https://t.co/AlDPMtwWuV https://t.co/Q2mVF6JqS7”

Baby Sea Turtles Hatching In Jupiter, Florida

This is why it is so important you give your support above. How could anyone allow these fabulous creatures to be harmed …

 

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