The Last of His Kind

by Midas

Bali, Indonesia – September 2018


Finding This Mural

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

The oldest known sea turtle fossils date back about 150 million years, making them some of the oldest creatures on Earth. Just for some context, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago.

Though six of the seven species of sea turtles, including this loggerhead hatchling, are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans.

Sadly, the fact is that they face many dangers as they travel the seas including accidental capture, pollution, and entanglement in fishing gear. Plus the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, poaching, and ocean pollution.

Imagine an ocean where this is the last sea turtle. We must view these animals in a new light and understand they are incredibly important for the health of the ocean ecosystem.

The Focus

Sea turtle conservation

Take Action

Help conserve sea turtle populations by:

  • Never consuming sea turtles
  • Not purchasing products that contain sea turtle parts, such as their shell
  • Respecting their nesting areas and not disturbing them
  • Supporting reputable turtle rehabilitation organizations