The Sea Turtle is our Spirit Animal at drplasticpicker.com
October 7, 2019
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 drplasticpicker.com, 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 drplasticpicker.com’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.