Saving Sea Turtles is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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Hey there! I'm Rhiannon and I just finished nesting on my favorite beach in Florida and now I can’t wait to get this race started. I already have more than 20 years of migration experience under my flippers and I’m prepared to leave my competition in the surf. I teamed up with my friends at STC and Florida Leatherbacks, Inc. this year to help teach everyone about the threat of longline fisheries along the way. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adult and juvenile sea turtles are accidentally captured in fisheries. I’ve been lucky that I haven’t gotten stuck in one yet, but it would be very easy for turtles like me to get hooked or trapped. To make sure sea turtles and other marine life don’t get accidentally captured, it’s important to only eat sustainably sourced seafood and support companies and countries that use Turtle Excluder Devices on their boats. I plan on swimming super far in a record time during this year’s race and will spread the word about this important cause as I do. I hope you join me!

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 Commercial Longline Fisheries to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

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