What’s up friends? I’m Cruz! If there’s one thing I love more than cruising the big blue, it’s eating! Like check out this yummy specimen here! Wait a minute…ick! That wasn’t what I thought it was! Ugh, I am so tired of thinking I’m eating a tasty treat and it turns out to be nasty hard plastic! This isn’t just trouble for me; lots of other turtles and other marine friends have this problem too. Plastic items like water bottles, bags, and even balloons often end up as litter, which reaches our beautiful ocean waters and can hurt the tummies of my nearsighted ocean friends! The really scary part is this plastic doesn’t ever go away – it just keeps breaking down into smaller pieces. Join the Disney’s Conservation Fund in helping protect sea turtles and our other marine friends from threats like single use plastics! Choose to use paper straws (if you must use straws) like the ones we have here at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, and select reusable bags and bottles to help keep our ocean clean! I’m making sure to hydrate now with my reusable water bottle. I’m ready to win this thing!

I was named by my Sponsor, Disney Conservation Fund. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Plastic Debris to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

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