The Sea Turtle is our Spirit Animal at – Dr. Plastic Picker

The Sea Turtle is our Spirit Animal at

| Posted in Bees, Butterflies, Birds (Non Humanoid Life), Star Trek/ Philosophical Tangents

October 7, 2019

by drplasticpicker

Turtle on Oahu submitted by family member of drplasticpicker

The Sea Turtle is our Spirit Animal. Why the sea turtle? The sea turtle is a marine and terrestrial animal. It’s life cycle starts on the sandy beaches where they hatch and then crawl to the ocean, the kelp where they live their first years, the great ocean during their adult lives, and back to the same beaches where they return to nest. The sea turtle is acutely vulnerable to ocean plastic, since as young sea turtles they live amongst the kelp beds and sometimes mistake bits of plastic for food. Sea turtles are also beautiful and majestic. The Sea Turtle is our spirit animal, because drplasticpicker hopes to be like the turtle – every day being consistent and persistent in our ocean plastic picking. Although the sea turtle is not a tortoise, it is related. Like the hare and the tortoise parable, the tortoise will win the race against ocean plastic debris.

At, children have a voice! If you have reached this blog, likely you are one of my young pediatric patients or a family member or friend of drplasticpicker. Other children who have reached this blog are welcome to participate as well! We do not dispense medical advice on this blog, but we want your drawings of our Spirit Animal – the Sea Turtle! All drawings will be shown on a subsequent post. I ask you to use the above photograph for inspiration. Please ask your parents for permission! Four pictures will be chosen to be featured in’s reusable tote bags. Dr. MM, Dr. SV, Dr. AF and myself will be on the selection committee. Drplasticpicker will give the winners 5 reusable tote bags made from recycled plastic water bottles to your family. Deadline in Monday, November 30, 2019 at 7pm PST. Please send entries via attachement to

See our first entry

We announced the winner!

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8 thoughts on “The Sea Turtle is our Spirit Animal at”

  1. Caguama 4 says:

    👏🏻 For what you do!!!

    1. drplasticpicker says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

  2. Kim Castle Silva says:

    Hi Drplasticpicker!

    I have two pictures that I’d like to submit for the contest but I can’t find a way to post them.

    1. drplasticpicker says:

      Hello Kim. Our blog email is set up! Please send any entries to
      Looking forward to seeing the kids’ artistic renderings!


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