Remember watching Finding Nemo for the first time and falling head over heels for your favorite sea creature? For many of us, that sea creature was either Squirt or Crush (Crush was mine!), the psychedelic sea turtles of the East Australian Current. Unfortunately, as cute as humans think they are, sea turtles are often not afforded the protections they so desperately require for survival.
In some areas of the world, for example, off-road vehicles are permitted to roam across turtle nesting grounds, effectively killing the hatchlings, sometimes even before they hatch. Nests are also ruined by these tourist vehicles, making it more difficult for sea turtles to survive.
You can help combat this issue and save baby sea turtles today by clicking here and asking that off-road vehicles be limited in Cape Hatteras, a location where many sea turtles are born. Right now, a bill is being considered that would allow the use of off-road vehicles in a much more open, copious fashion, allowing tourists and other visitors to roam freely in these machines and destroy valuable habitat. Please add your name to make sure this does not happen and the hatchlings are afforded as great a protection as possible.