HAPPY WORLD TURTLE DAY!
MAY WE COEXIST WITH YOU AS YOU HAVE DONE WITH EVERY SPECIES IN THE WORLD FOR OVER 150 MILLION YEARS WITHOUT HARM OR INJURY. MAY WE LEARN TO APPRECIATE YOUR STRUGGLES AND EXISTANCE BY PROTECTING THE WATERS AND SHORES SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO GRACE THE OCEANS WITH YOUR ENDURANCE AND WISDOM.
Marine turtles are found in warm and temperate seas around the world. Adults of most species are found in shallow, coastal waters, bays, lagoons, and estuaries and the open sea. Juveniles of some species may be found in bays and estuaries, as well as at sea.
Because of Nigeria’s warm climate and various waterways; it is only natural that sea turtles would call the coastal waters of Nigeria home. Unfortunately, sea turtles are endangered in every part of the world and Nigeria has a variety of this endangered species that occupy their shores
Unfortunately, our waste is contaminating the ocean with billions of tons of plastic, which harms and kills approximately 100,000 sea turtles and other marine animals each year. Sea turtles often mistake floating plastic bags for their favorite food, jellyfish, and the consequences of ingesting plastic causes blockages within their digestive system and eventual death.
The plastic in our oceans is killing thousands of sea turtles and marine mammals each year. Help us decrease the amount of plastic that is put in our oceans by adopting habits that exclude plastics.
We can easily save the sea turtles from extinction by eliminating our use of plastic bags... There other obstacles that harm marine life, but for sea turtles the biggest is plastic bags in the ocean. Switching to REUSABLE BAGS can eliminate millions of plastic bags entering the ocean in a lifetime thus allowing the sea turtle to continue to strive along with other marine life.
Sea turtles play a vital role in out marine ecosystem protecting their existence in turn protects human existence. Say NO to Plastic! and Don't forget your Reusable Bag!