My name is "Little Crush." I'm an endangered green sea turtle who was rescued by the University of Central Florida's Marine Turtle Research Team from the Indian River Lagoon near Melbourne Beach. I was very weak from swallowing more than 70 pieces of marine pollution including bits of balloons, plastic bags, monofilament line, and string!
I was cared for by a team of veterinarians and animal care specialists from Walt Disney World's Living Seas. I only weighed 5 pounds when rescued and am approximately 2-3 years old.
A satellite transmitter specifically designed for small sea turtles was placed on my shell and I was released near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, located just south of the Archie Carr Refuge on Florida's central east coast. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim.
I'm being sponsored by Disney's Animal Programs and The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida and I'm swimming to raise awareness about the threat of Marine Pollution to sea turtles. Please help raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
Learn more about green turtles.