Turtle, turtle on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all? Why, it’s me, of course! My name’s Lady Aurelia and I reign over one of the most important nesting beaches in Panama. It’s only natural that I would participate in the hottest event of the summer, the Tour de Turtles. Not only do I want to excel in this race, but it’s important for me to raise awareness about the dangers of invasive species predation. The nests in my territory are frequently predated by stray dogs. I’m afraid if I don’t find a solution, my people might just overthrow me! Alongside me during this fabulous event is my elite sponsor, the New England Cord Blood Bank. They will be cheering me on and helping me teach everyone about the awful threats sea turtles face. I’ve got my shell looking as glamorous as ever, I’m glistening in bioluminescence, and am ready to win. Hopefully there is a tiara rewarded at the end of all this.
I was named by my Sponsor, New England Cord Blood Bank. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Invasive Species Predation to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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