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Supporter Spotlight: Mitzi Gaskins

Posted Tue, Oct 22, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to marriot, Mitzi Gaskins, Oceana magazine, oceana supporters

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In each issue of Oceana magazine, we sit down with one of Oceana’s many supporters to learn why they are passionate about the oceans. In the most recent issue, we chatted with Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriot Hotels and Resorts. Read an excerpt below, or head over to Oceana magazine to see the full Q&A.


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Video: Tour a Sea Turtle Hospital

Posted Tue, Feb 22, 2011 by Emily Fisher to fishing gear entanglement, lauren norman, oceana supporters, sea turtle hospital, sea turtles, trawls, turtle excluder devices, videos

Ever visited a sea turtle sick ward? I have, and it's an enlightening, if sad, experience. Here’s your chance to do so virtually. Oceana supporter and actress Lauren Norman visited a Florida sea turtle hospital and science center and made the video below about what she learned.

Lauren discovers the main reasons sea turtles end up in rehab (fishing gear, boat propellers and cold stunning) and what can be done to protect sea turtles from ending up tangled in fishing gear, such as the use of turtle excluder devices.

 

Inspired by Lauren’s video? Now take action to protect sea turtles by telling President Obama that the ancient mariners need comprehensive protections in U.S. waters. Thanks to Lauren and all of you for helping protect sea turtles!


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