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Although I am an animal advocate, the loss of human lives in the rig explosion on April 20, 2010 is the original tragedy of this disaster. My prayers are with the families of the 11 workers who were killed and those who are recovering from their injuries.

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Did You Know...
LSU participated in a research program called SERPENT, which was deep water gulf research funded by the large oil companies (including BP). The researchers came back with unbelievable footage of an oarfish and a GIANT jellyfish! There are so many creatures in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico to discover! Go look at this Amazaing footage - GIANT jellyfish - oarfish.


The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program (LMMSTRP), coordinated by the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas since 2000, has been designated as the primary responder for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of all marine mammals (dolphins, whales and manatees) and sea turtles along the Louisiana coast.  If you want to watch the video of the team of experts cleaning a tiny sea turtle.  Click Here

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 My name is Rory, and I am 11 years old. I love the Gulf of Mexico for many reasons. I love to fish and I love visiting the beach with my family. I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up. I just completed my SCUBA diving certification. When I went on my check out dives, I saw some really amazing things underwater. There is a whole world out there—and there are things to be discovered that we have never seen, especially in the deep waters of the gulf. The current oil spill is a huge threat to the marine habitat. We have seen pictures of birds covered in oil, but what about the animals and fish that live under the water that you can’t see?

I wanted to do something to help; because I’m a kid, I can’t really drive a boat out therekidslovethegulf/manatee.jpg and rescue oil covered animals. So, I designed a t shirt to sell to other kids (and adults) to raise money to help support the experts in their efforts to rescue marine wildlife. Unfortunately, the majority of the animals affected cannot be helped (because they are in deep water), but The Audubon Institute’s LMMSTRP is the primary responder for the rescue of marine mammals and turtles. That includes dolphins and my favorite: manatees. I have designed the t-shirt and wristband and researched my sources carefully. I have tried to keep my costs down, but I still have a high quality product that I know my friends would like. 

I hope you will join me in supporting this cause—wear the t-shirt and wristband with PRIDE and know that....

EVEN A KID CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!