Sponsored by the Ripley’s Aquariums in Toronto, Gatlinburg, and Myrtle Beach, Shelley the loggerhead sea turtle participated in the Tour de Turtles to help raise awareness about the threat of Commercial Longline Fisheries. Released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2014 after nesting in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Shelley swam a total of 893 km! Check out her marathon migration map!
Show your support for the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group.
Our Blue Team celebrated World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014) by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Together we collected a total of 7 bags of landfill waste (a total of 32 pounds) and 6 bags of recyclable material! To nobody’s surprise, cigarette butts were the number one item collected by our team… 2,832 to be exact! These butts have been sent to TerraCycle, where they will be recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting. Coming in second and third, we had food wrappers and paper cups.
By tackling the issue of shoreline litter, our Blue Team made a positive impact on our ecosystems, wildlife and community as a whole
On May 7th, members of our Blue Team joined up with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) at Tommy Thompson Park.
Located on the City of Toronto shoreline, the park is continuously growing into a lush landscape that provides an important habitat for birds and other wildlife. To improve growing conditions of the park, our Blue Team planted white pine trees on the property.
Check them out in action here!