How you can help


  • If you can’t resist eating seafood, purchase it sustainably
  • Use reusable grocery bags instead of single-use plastic bags
  • Also don’t use plastic straws
  • Don’t release balloons that end up in the ocean
  • Participate in beach cleanups and don’t leave trash on the beach
  • Keep an eye out for turtles if you boat in areas where they live
  • If you are near nesting beaches, follow lighting restrictions so you don’t disorient hatchlings, and refrain from spending time on the beach in areas where you can disturb them
  •  Support politicians who support ocean conservation, or encourage your current elected officials to support the ocean
  • Spread the word to your family and friends that leatherbacks are an important part of our environment and should be protected