Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehab. Junior Internship Day 2

I’m Mad!

I’m mad about the oil spill

and the damages it will bring

I’m mad because right now

I can do nothing

I watch the oil gush

with no end in site

I fear for the wildlife,

the ocean and marine animals plight

Time will soon tell

of the destruction on land

Time has been far too long

to prevent the situation at hand

Here comes the oil

covering land, fowl and sea

Here comes the oil

looking at me.

T-shirts Are A Hit!

Love A Sea Turtle t-shirts have been so popular that I had to reorder. There are a wide variety of sizes now available. Send me an email and I’ll get a shirt to you. $20.00 includes shipping in the continental U.S. The shirts are preshrunk, 100% organic cotton.

New Rules For Gill Nets

Gill nets are known to trap sea turtles along with other fish. Unfortunately, the sea turtles will die from this entrapment. Therefore,  new rules have been agreed upon to protect the endangered sea turtles on the North Carolina coast. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital filed a lawsuit in February and has finally been heard! These new rules regulate the size and type of gill nets and the time frame they can be used.

Seafood Guide

Not sure which fish are safe to eat?

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides help you determine which fish are okay to eat and which species are overfished (need to avoid these!). This also tells you about the mercury levels and other health risks with certain fish.

Choose your region below, print it out and stick it in your wallet! There’s even an  iPhone app to get seafood recommendations.

National guide

Sushi guide

Central U.S. guide

West Coast guide

Hawaii guide

Southwest guide

Southeast guide

Northeast guide

What Can You Do To Help?

Here’s what you can do to help respond to the Gulf oil spill, whether you are in the Gulf region or not:

What you can do on the ground in the Gulf:

  • Register through OilSpillVolunteers.com to volunteer or join a cleanup organization.
  • The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is accepting volunteers. Register on their website.
  • The Mobile Baykeeper is asking for volunteers. Call 251-433-4229.
  • The Audubon Society is looking for help. You can report oiled wildlife at 1-866-557-1401. To report areas with oil ashore or to leave contact information to volunteer in the affected areas, call 1-866-448-5816.
  • The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816.

What you can do from anywhere:

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