My name is Leonora and I’m the most lovable loggerhead you’ll ever meet! I’ve spent the past 20 years traveling around to lovely places like the Bahamas and The Florida Keys. I recently nested on a beautiful beach in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and was just too tickled at the idea of joining the Tour de Turtles. My new human friends at Ripley’s Aquariums also asked for my help to raise awareness about a serious threat… Beach erosion. Doesn’t that sound frightening? Almost half of Florida’s nesting beaches are critically eroded. Beach renourishment is the primary strategy to combat coastal erosion in Florida. While this can help, it must be carried out correctly and under strict guidelines that ensure the "new beach" is compatible for successful nesting. The STC is keeping a close eye on things at home, so I think it’s about time for me to skedaddle on out of here and spread the word!

I was named by my Sponsor, Ripley's Aquariums. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Beach Erosion to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

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