Sea turtles (also known as marine turtles) are some of the most ancient creatures on Earth. Roaming the oceans and seas and occasionally coming ashore to bask and to nest. From the shallow seagrass beds of the Indian Ocean, to the colorful reefs of the Coral Triangle and the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific, sea turtles are a keystone species in their environment, meaning that the structure and function of many marine ecosystems depends on their presence. Unfortunately, due to human activities such as illegal hunting, overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change, all seven species of sea turtles are recently classified as endangered or critically endangered.
In WeSea we are committed to the recovery of sea turtle populations and are focusing on communication and public awareness to promote the conservation of these peaceful marine animals.
Coming soon! The Beach Thing is a children’s book written by Margalit Temerson and illustrated by Tihomir Celanovic. It follows the story of a child who meets a sea turtle hatchling for the very first time while playing at the beach. Driven by the brief yet impactful connection between the two, this book comes to inspire and educate the young audience about the ocean and its inhabitants, while also introducing them to the harmful effects of man-made pollutants on marine life.
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