The Deep News - February 2019

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HOBSON AND PORTER DONATION TO TURTLE RESCUE

10th February 2019

We are delighted to have accepted a very generous donation from Hobson & Porter, the award-winning construction firm operating in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Hobson and Porter are encouraging employees to switch from single use plastic to reusable drinks bottles, with the proceeds from these sales being kindly donated to conservation work at The Deep. This donation contributed to aquarist Shoshana Levine’s recent trip to the New England Aquarium Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Boston to assist in the care and rehabilitation of stranded sea turtles.

415 cold stunned sea turtles were rescued, suffering from life-threatening hypothermia, emaciation, dehydration and other injuries. The majority of the turtles rescued were Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtles, one of the most endangered species, they were cared for at the rescue centre and will be released back into the wild once when they are strong and healthy.

David Blades, Business Development Director for Hobson & Porter, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting The Deep’s fantastic conservation work which will help protect these rare and precious sea turtles.

“As a building contractor we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment and our commitment to switching to reusable drinks bottles is helping us combat the impact of plastic waste on our sites. It has been a great initiative and we’re proud to be putting the proceeds towards a worthy cause on behalf of The Deep.”

The Deep is proud to continue to work on and support vital research and conservation work around the world, something which is only made possible through generous donation such as those received from Hobson and Porter, and our visitors.

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