Do you know how fast we sea turtles can swim? according to sharkreef.com, sea turtles can swim in bursts of 22 mph...not bad eh? AND...we swim thousands of miles each year...WE KNOW HOW TO SAVE ON GAS!
Did you know that there are 7 (seven) species of sea turtles, and I being a gorgeous LOGGERHEAD am one of the seven. My cousins are named, Olive Ridley, Kemp's Ridley, Leatherback, Flatback, Hawksbill, and Green.
Now the latest in the family gossip is that there is a new sea turtle species being created...by humans, no less. Can you believe it? Yes indeed, word has it that it is going to be called a Plasticback. Hmmm, I wonder why they would think of naming something that? Of course all the Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, and the many other sea turtle conservancy group volunteers know why....hint, hint...PLASTIC TRASH.
Be sure to stay tuned to the Turtle Trash Blog for more news on sea turtles and the building of a sea turtle sculpture out of recycled beach trash. www.fineartbywendell.com ... oh and maybe some more turtle gossip (shhhh...about the artist even). Remember...BE DIFFERENT...MAKE A DIFFERENCE.