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Sometimes a girl just wants to go shopping and buy a little something special for herself. Well, a couple of weeks ago I did a little online shopping and came home with a……wait for it……..SEA TURTLE!
OK, I didn’t actually buy the turtle. I “adopted” it. But still, it’s my turtle! Her name is Shelley and she’s a loggerhead (photo credit: Sea Turtle Conservancy). In previous posts, I’ve written about how much I like sea turtles and enjoy visiting them every summer in South Carolina. Now that I have Shelley, I can enjoy turtles during the winter as well! I can track her oceanic travels (daily locations are entered via satellite tracking), and let me say, my turtle really covers some ground! Along with her adoption certificate and tracking emails, I also received a very informative booklet on sea turtles, their habitat, and ways that the public can help to protect them. I’m also going to receive a subscription to a newsletter all about sea turtles!
Do you want your own turtle? It’s easy – just visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s website, and choose the turtle you’d like to “adopt.” The website includes plenty of other information about the organization and sea turtles – there’s even a sea turtle quiz for the more competitive greenmomsters. Enjoy and remember, Turtles Rock!