Anyong haseyo! That means “hello” in Korean. And my name is Gim, the Korean word for seaweed, which happens to be one of my favorite snacks, along with squid and shellfish. With the help of my friends at gimMe snacks, I am racing in this year’s Tour de Turtles to raise awareness about oil spills. I would hate to get oil on my shell while I’m trying to swim. That stuff just gets all over and won’t come off! It would definitely slow me down, and I’m trying to win this thing! I know it’s not the end of the world a little oil smears on my shell, but it is a big deal if my food has been contaminated. An oil spill could be a real problem if my only food source is covered in it! Plus, I don’t want my little hatchlings swimming through that toxic mess after they finally hatch. I may end up swimming through the Gulf of Mexico, and I know there have been some major oil spills there. I’m counting on my fans and gimMe to help me get through this!
I was named by my Sponsor,
gimMe Snacks. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Oil Spills to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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