TAMBOR BAY TURTLES
Tambor Bay Turtles (TBT) is a local conservation sea turtle project which has the mission to reduce threats to the sea turtles still coming to the shores of the Playa Tambor area.
Did you know, The Olive Ridley sea turtles still come to our beaches to lay their eggs, between 80 to 120 eggs each time.
TBT has two objectives – protect the remaining sea turtles and grow the population.
A sea turtle egg hatchery is our strategy to accomplish these objectives. By taking the eggs from the nests on the beaches and hatching them in a hatchery, TBT is able to increase the initial survival rate of the eggs dramatically, from less than 10 percent to over 80 percent.
This is a 100% voluntarily run operation and they rely on the donations & touring volunteers over the season. Please help them raise funds to protected this wonderful initiative if you can.
PROTECT THE OCEAN
Reject single use plastics & unsustainable practices.
It’s estimated that over half of all sea turtles have ingested some form of plastic in their lifetime. When plastic is in the water where sea turtles feed, they can easily mistake the trash for food. Ingesting ocean plastic can cause internal blockages that often lead to starvation or death.
The risk of plastic ingestion is especially high for sea turtle hatchlings that encounter microplastic pollution in the sargassum, or floating patches of algae, where they live and feed during their first weeks of life.
I love the company 4 Ocean and their initiative to remove pounds of plastic from the ocean. Last time I checked they've removed over 13 Million Pounds of garbage and plastics from our oceans across the globe.
Hot Tip: Carry a trash bag with you when you're travelling so you can pick up debris along the way.