Leaving Out Our Flipper Marks
How Miami affects sea turtles and what we can do to help.
We wanted to draw attention to the importance of sea turtle conservation, and that's the reason for the #SaveTheSeaTurtlesMIA project. Miami being a city on the water, a lot of what Miamians do directly affect the marine life so it's crucial for people to understand that conservation is important.
All Photographs were taken by Ricardo La Torre
Although sea turtles are more prominent north of Miami, there are still instances of sea turtle nesting along the coast. Not littering becomes super important if you want to help sea life.
Miami locals and tourists can also support by donating directly to organizations like SeeTurtles.org or by supporting foundations that give a portion of profits to sea turtle foundations- such as Makai Clothing Co. Hopefully, the message spreads and more young people in this generation get involved in conserving the sea and saving nature's innocent creatures.*Video from the SeeTurtle Organization*
Samantha Ambros graduated from Miami Killian High and hopes to be a marine biologist, she will be a freshman at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, you can follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
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