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Fwd: Sea turtles need your help!

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From: Dave Allison, Oceana <>
Date: 2011/3/7
Subject: Sea turtles need your help!

Take Action to Protect the World's Oceans

Dear Anne,

Take action to save turtlesMother turtles face a harrowing journey every year at this time when they leave the ocean to nest and lay their eggs.  They swim for weeks, narrowly escaping trawl nets, long line fishing hooks, and floating plastic waste that looks like food along the way.

If they're lucky, they will reach the beach, but even that refuge has become more and more unstable and eroded over time.  It's a deadly trip for many turtles, and each year it gets worse.

That's why we need your help today.  We must urge Congress to pass strong, comprehensive legislation that will protect sea turtles by improving tracking, creating enforceable regulations and reducing the number of turtles killed each year.

Help save sea turtles – urge to support strong sea turtle protections»

Sea turtles are critical to a healthy ocean, but because of climate change, plastic pollution, destructive fishing and habitat destruction, each of the six sea turtle species that swim in US waters is threatened or endangered.

Here are just some of the threats facing sea turtles:
•    Climate change damages reefs, which are vital sea turtle habitats.
•    Long-line and trawl fisheries capture sea turtles in nets and on hooks.
•    Plastic pollution mimics jellyfish, one of their main food sources, and kills turtles slowly from the inside out.
•    Injured by the dredgers and chains used to capture scallops.
•    Increasingly unstable and eroding nesting beaches.

But these problems won't be solved without serious legislation. Stronger laws and regulations on boats and ships, development on beaches and pollution would help protect sea turtles in the short term from gruesome and unnecessary deaths. Such legislation would also begin to right the balance of marine ecosystems in the long term and bring the ocean back to life.

Speak up for sea turtles TODAY – contact about the need for legislation that protects them »

Right now, sea turtles are returning to the beaches where they were born, to lay eggs and start a new generation, after weeks and thousands of miles of swimming. Let's do everything we can to help today's turtles thrive and restore future generations to their past abundance.

For the oceans,
Dave Allison
Senior Campaign Director

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