While on our morning patrols looking for sea turtle nests, we are also picking up garbage. We input our litter findings into a database through the Ocean Conservancy.
This morning I found several pieces of garbage, one being a bunch of balloons. It may seem sentimental to let balloons go but they often find their way to our oceans. Sea turtles may mistake balloons and other garbage for jellyfish, one of their food sources. Let’s try to reduce our use of garbage to help with cleaning up our beaches and oceans.
Sea Turtle Biologist