Que tal amigos? Me llamo Tina! I am one of two Cuban turtles participating in the race. My interests include swimming marathons, drinking café con leche, dancing, and eating a strictly vegetarian diet. I’ve been training hard for my next marathon so I’m spending a lot of time in the water, as most adult sea turtles do. You know what I’ve noticed recently? It is totally not sanitary! I heard through the grapevine that humans have been allowing chemicals and waste to run-off in MY training area. Even if it isn’t direct pollution, harmful toxins like fertilizer and pesticides are sneakily making their way towards the ocean. I used my connections to hook up with The Turtle Hospital and they’re going to help us put a stop to this madness. After all, you can’t expect me to swim in this dirty water! Si se puede!

I was named by my Sponsor, The Turtle Hospital. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Water Quality to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

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Tina

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