You can’t love the ocean without wanting to protect it

You can’t love the ocean without wanting to protect it

Green Renaissance

‘A good well lived life is one where you’re able to pursue your passions and do something you feel strongly about. Rehabilitation is just the most exciting thing. When you see an animal just doing what it does and engaging with you, priorities really do get put in place.’ – Talitha Noble

Talitha works in the Turtle Rehabilitation Unit at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. She nurses sick or injured turtles back to health, and then releases them into the wild again. Thanks for all that you do for these beautiful creatures Talitha.

Lexical chunks to learn from video :

• A good well lived life
• Pursue your passions
• Do something you feel strongly about
• Doing what it does
• Engaging with you
• Deadlines or what you’ve got to do
• Experience of being able to interact
• A sea turtle
• My happiest place is the sea
• The consequence of what we are doing
• As a species we should be a lot more embarrassed
• You can’t love the ocean without wanting to protect it
• Hands-on interact with these amazing animals
• It’s just a dream come true
• Not earn a single cent
• I get to wear mermaid leggings

Turtle Rehabilitation South Africa

Find out more by visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium HERE

be responsible

be responsible

“Never before has the issue of plastics in our oceans received so much attention on a global scale. Plastics|SA, the umbrella organization representing the entire South African plastics value chain, signed The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also known as the “Joint Declaration” in 2011. According to this declaration, we are committed to doing everything in our power to help protect our marine life from plastic and other packaging materials which are threatening their natural habitats and therefore also their survival,” READ MORE

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA. Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve. It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast. What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season. Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

Read more about this Marine Conservation Project HERE