The take away from much research on barnacle infested sea turtles is:
- everyday boaters should NEVER remove barnacles from infested sea turtles. This action can cause irreparable damage to the sea turtle…even death. There are specific protocols below.
- What we as ordinary folk can do is to lessen overall pollution to our oceans. Usually infested sea turtles already have compromised immune systems. Two blogs back, I reported on ocean health…have you read that?
- Take the time to read the following articles/monographs and share this information with anyone who lives in tropical areas where sea turtles inhabit.
WE can all make a difference one household at a time. Have you made a commitment to make positive changes to the way you consume/dispose?
Do no harm…do not squander magnificence.
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The power of the word can make a difference. WRITE to your local officials.