Hello! I’m Tello! And I’m ready to go, go, go and win this marathon for all my fans! While I’m out there swimming and giving it my all, my friends at STC tasked me with raising awareness about a very serious threat called Beach Erosion. About 80 to 90% of America’s sandy coastlines have been eroding for decades and almost half of Florida’s nesting beaches are critically eroded. This is bad news for sea turtles like me, because the only place we can lay our eggs is on sandy beaches. Beach re-nourishment 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. You can help combat beach erosion by planting native dune vegetation on beaches and electing leaders who will address climate change and sea level rise. STC is keeping a close eye on things at home in Florida, so I think it’s about time for me to put my flippers to the water and speed on out of here!
I was named by my Sponsor, . Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awareness about the threat of Beach Erosion to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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