Once they reach adulthood, sea turtles continue to face a wide variety of man-made perils that drastically out-number their natural ones. These include ingesting plastic waste, getting tangled in fishing gear, oil spills and wide spread poaching for meat, eggs and shells.
Alexa's mission to help save sea turtles with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and other organizations does more than just preserve the wonder of these amazing animals, it also protectsboth commercially viable speciesand many ocean ecosystems as a whole. Sea turtles are natural predators and foragers. They maintain grass beds and coral reefs so that tuna and other popular commercial sea food species can thrive.
Good work Alexa! Safe Travels and lets all work together to keep our oceans safe and healthy for sea turtles and other animals alike.