Fun stuff for you today, dear readers! Remember the videos actress Kate Walsh made with us last year about protecting sea turtles?
Well, we have a new batch out today, this time featuring Angela Kinsey, the hilarious ice queen on “The Office” and Rachael Harris from “My Boys” and “The Hangover”. And needless to say, we think they are pretty clever:
Last spring the two comedians joined Oceana on a trip to Mexico to learn about and swim with green and loggerhead sea turtles at the Centro Ecológico Akumal and Xcaret Ecological Park.
Rachael and Angela's PSAs are helping promote our campaign to save sea turtles, which is focused on gaining stronger protections from fishing gear as well as protections for key habitat areas. Out of the seven sea turtle species worldwide, six swim in U.S. waters and all of them are either listed as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act. Every year, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are caught unintentionally by longlines, trawls and gillnets.
But wait, there’s more! Go to http://www.oceana.org/turtlesoffthehook to see behind-the-scenes footage and a mock PSA by the ladies, and while you're there, don’t forget to sign the petition to help save sea turtles, and adopt a sea turtle for the holidays.
Enjoy, and if you like them, spread the word!