Bedford Institute of Oceanography

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Departments & Agencies
Present at BIO

  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • National Defense and the Canadian Forces

Help protect sea turtles!

You can help protect sea turtles by using less plastic. Sea turtles may mistake plastic waste for food. They may also get tangled up in various kinds of plastic, such as six-pack rings from pop cans or packing straps, which may cause injuries or make it hard for them to swim or feed.

Ways you can help:

  • Refuse single-use plastics, like straws and bags
  • Remember your reusable shopping bags
  • Pack your lunch in reusable containers
  • Use refillable water bottles
  • Recycle plastic whenever possible
  • Never litter - garbage can be carried by wind and water to the ocean