Sea Turtle populations are endangered for all 7 species and there are groups working very hard to ensure their survival; however, a summer red tide event in Southwest Florida is causing high mortality on Sea Turtles that are way above the normal...
Sea Turtle populations are endangered for all 7 species and there are groups working very hard to ensure their survival; however, a summer red tide event in Southwest Florida is causing high mortality on Sea Turtles that are way above the normal mortality rates for these species.
The average number of Sea Turtle deaths in one year in the Southwest Florida area in 30-35; however, conservation groups have already collected 53 sea turtles in June and July alone (in the Sannibel Island area).
There seems to be no end in sight as the red tide season usually occurs during the winter, where cool water from the mainland breaks up the red tide blooms. The current bloom won't be broken up by cool water as it is summer and practitioners are worried that the red tide could last until the winter.
Sometimes, we have to deal with bad news...not my favourite part of the job.
Sponsor: Solid Sun Logistics specializes in skin care and UV protection for outdoor enthusiasts like you and me. Solid offers a complete 3-step skin care system to keep you on the water all day, day in and day out. Use any of the products individually, or get the Essentials Kit for the complete sun protection and skin rehabilitation experience.
Solid donates 5% of the revenue of the sale to Ocean Conservation Organizations that you can select.
Add SUFB15 at checkout for an extra 15% off of your order.
Enjoy the Podcast!!!
Donate to the Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award to Fund 5 more brave Marine Conservationists
Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our Patreon Campaign.
I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the Facebook Group to chime in.
Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts?
Subscribe to Marine Conservation Happy Hour and ConCiencia Azul