#REPOST from @tommycutt and the @loggerheadmarinelifecenter , since 2011, we have been performing underwater cleanups of the Juno Beach Pier. As we expanded our conservation efforts on fishing piers, we realized more needed to be done. In 2013, we launched the Responsible Pier Initiative (RPI); a collaborative program designed to provide fishermen with the tools and resources to respond effectively to hooked and entangled sea turtles while promoting a healthy underwater environment. The program has since expanded to 49 piers across 4 states and Puerto Rico and is responsible for the rescue of nearly 200 sea turtles.
Big thank you to Jeff Biege photography for diving with us this week and photographing cleanup efforts.