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  • I am a sleek world traveler. I am the James Bond of the animal kingdom. I am the largest reptile on Earth. I am rare. I am one of a kind - the last of my evolutionary line. I am nearly extinct. I am Mr. Leatherback.

    Most people call me Mr. Leatherback, though my friends and family call me a lot of other things - Big L, Mr. L, Fat Daddy, Jelly Mouth, Old Man of the Sea, Baula....

    In case you don't know, I'm a leatherback sea turtle - a rare, unique, and endangered reptile who loves to travel. I go everywhere. And I'm pretty much cooler than all other animals. I'm also about to go extinct unless people start making some changes. It's not too late, but we're running low on time. It's my dream to travel the world, and right now I don't have much time left on this planet. Which is why you should help me. If you help me by making some really small changes in your life, I'll continue to post my photos from all over the place.

    How can you help me? It's easy! Avoid most tuna (find out why! http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?fid=174). Don't eat swordish (http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?fid=59). No more shrimp (http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?fid=83). The ways most of these fish are caught also catches and kills sea turtles, sharks, seabirds, seals and other marine mammals. Shrimp farms clear coastal habitat, and wild caught shrimp catches sea turtles and destroys underwater habitats. In fact, for every pound of shrimp caught, there are 9 pounds of other animals that are caught and thrown away. And stop using plastic bags!!! (http://www.plasticdebris.org/) Just say "I don't need a bag, thanks". They blow into the ocean, and in the water they look just like jellyfish. My eyesight isn't so good, and I eat them accidentally. Aside from tasting nasty, they can make me choke and drown.
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