Saving Sea Turtles is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Turtle Bio Page

Cowabunga! I’m Donna Shello! I love being a turtle! As you might’ve heard, “we turtles don’t know the meaning of the word ‘defeat.’” Which is why I started training hard for the Tour de Turtles race right after I nested in Panama in May. Since then, I’ve been stretching my flippers and perfecting my deep dives to take on the other competitors. I’ve even been able to insure my upcoming travels with World Nomads, which is sure to give me a flipper up on the competition! World Nomads and I decided to partner up with the Tour de Turtles to help raise awareness about climate change. The last few years I’ve noticed the water and sand temperature at my nesting beach is getting hotter, and water levels are rising. To battle this problem, humans can use energy-saving methods of transportation, plant vegetation along beaches to provide better nesting habitat, use more solar or wind energy, and elect leaders who will address climate change. Oh and eat more organic pizza.

I was named by my Sponsor, World Nomads. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awareness about the threat of Climate Change to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

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