A Green Turtle, like all other marine turtles, has become the ‘Panda’ of marine conservation. The incredible journey of over 35000km by Yoshi, a Green Turtle released with a GPS tracker, has demonstrated how vital protection of the entire marine system is as he effectively swam through 3 Oceans to get to a breeding ground off the Australian coast.
There is no part of the ocean, not even in the deepest parts of the abyss, that does not know and respond to the mysterious forces that create the tide.’
Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us
Beyond the view of most people, the biodiversity of the Oceans is under constant threat from terrestrial plastic and chemical pollution that enters the ocean through dumping, rivers and neglect.
With the correct protective litigation and human conduct, marine eco systems have a phenomenal capacity to rebound.
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Every species has a vital role in managing both biodiversity and biomass in the ocean. Apex and micro apex predators are keystone species in this role.
While research plays a vital role in both understanding and planning for marine conservation, the huge responsibility rests of the general public to mitigate all threats to the integrity of the Oceans.