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Let's Give Sea Turtle Hatchlings a 'New Moon!'
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Let's Give Sea Turtle Hatchlings a 'New Moon!'

Posted 1 April 2011   by         Permalink | 4 Comments

Tags: sea turtles, endangered, conservation, moon, april

We all fell in love with Sea Turtles when Marlin hitched a ride with them along the East Australian current to find his beloved son, Nemo. But did you know that all sea turtles in oceans worldwide are endangered?

We want to get behind these friendly guys, so we're calling on our less bashful supporters to help us help them.

Sea Turtle hatchlings use the moon over the horizon to navigate into the ocean after emerging from the nest at night. But the bright lights of residential or tourist areas along the coastline can confuse the baby turtles so that they end up on the road instead of in the water.

Now we don't want their first attempt at swimming to be a 'bummer' so we're going to show them ours!

They may have trouble spotting one moon on the beach, but they can't miss a hundred of them! The more moons to guide the babies to water, the better!

Of course, we won't know exactly when the hatchlings will emerge, so we must keep vigilant and be ready to drop our dacks and run to the waters edge at a moment's notice.

Time will be of the essence to pull this off. As will the glow of our bright white derrieres!

Let us know if you feel like being liberated enough to help liberate these little guys on to their lifelong ocean journey!!

We'll let you know of the date shortly!

(Now what is the date today?)

If you simply can't wait and you're desperate to help sea turtles now, you can take part in this campaign today. No joke!

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May May 1 April 2011
1
We need to do *something* to save these poor little guys. The odds are stacked so high against them, and damn they are just too cute!

Where do I sign up??
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Pegs Pegs 3 April 2011
2
Wish I could help! Instead, I'll give all of you my luck!
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Taxidermied Baphomet Taxidermied Baphomet 5 April 2011
3
oh! Interesting! Where and when? lol
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Jacqui T Jacqui T 11 April 2011
4
This is hilarious and amazing! But for the ones who don't want to pull their pants down, can they coax the turtles away from roads etc. towards the sea? I saw a small doco of a school group doing this in America.
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