Bonaire, June 14, 2019

by Emma Huttemann

Today was a very chill day, I got to sleep in late which I am incredibly thankful for. After I woke up, I made myself some cereal and enjoyed the warm morning air. After that, we went over to Coco Beach and snorkeled until we were satisfied. After we had our fill of snorkeling, we ordered a bunch of pizzas and ate until it was time for the turtle preservation presentation. The presentation was at the Yellow Submarine and was taught by a local volunteer of the conservation. I learned about all of the types of sea turtles found on Bonaire and their life cycle, how they nest and the reasons for their decline. It’s so sad to see how humans hold such a strong effect on all living beings especially sea life and how we have affected them in negative ways rather than positive ones. It reminded me of the ecology group, 4Ocean, and how I feel like it is impossible for me to have a long-term positive effect of the sea life. I really wish I could do more to have a huge impact of saving them. I have decided that I am going to spend my cash for the trip on saving 25 sea turtle hatchlings. I think this is the best way for me to have a long term effected on the ocean.

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