Thank You Governor Brown for Signing California's Leatherback Bill!

Dear Governor Jerry Brown,

As California residents who care deeply about the health of our oceans and the conservation of marine wildlife, we are writing to thank you for signing AB 1776 and designating the Pacific leatherback sea turtle as the official marine reptile of California.

Similar to the gray whale that is recognized as California’s marine mammal, the Pacific leatherback is a native marine species that relies on our coast for feeding and migration.

The Pacific leatherback sea turtle is the fastest swimming, deepest diving and largest of all sea turtles. It grows up to nine feet long and weighs up to 2,000 pounds. The California coast is one of the most important feeding areas in the entire world for Pacific leatherback sea turtles, which swim 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from nesting beaches in Indonesia to feed on jellyfish here.

Establishing the Pacific leatherback as the state’s marine reptile will help educate Californians and bring awareness to the conservation efforts needed to protect these remarkable creatures. Attaining the marine reptile designation for the Pacific leatherback in California is part of a coordinated worldwide conservation effort to protect this ancient marine species and prevent its slide toward extinction.

Thank you for signing AB 1776 and enhancing California's legacy of ocean protection!

Thank you so much for your consideration.
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1086 Tue Mar 04 00:38:05 EST 2014 Lucinda Brisbane stinsoin beach, CA
1085 Tue Mar 04 00:38:05 EST 2014 Lucinda Brisbane stinsoin beach, CA
1084 Sun Jan 19 16:49:54 EST 2014 Julie Sasaoka concord, CA
1083 Thu Jan 16 20:41:54 EST 2014 Tereza Cristina Marins São Paulo, ot
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1081 Sat Jan 04 19:27:08 EST 2014 Gabriel Torres miami, FL
1080 Fri Jan 03 23:24:07 EST 2014 Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA
1079 Sun Dec 29 16:43:28 EST 2013 G Burton, G Boone, + family Delaware, OH
1078 Thu Dec 12 21:15:41 EST 2013 Sandra Couch Naperville, IL
1077 Fri Nov 01 04:32:40 EDT 2013 Sara Schönenberger Herznach, ot
1076 Sat Oct 12 16:13:57 EDT 2013 Bettina Lorenz Rhede, ot
1075 Wed Oct 09 14:57:31 EDT 2013 Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA
1074 Thu Sep 19 10:37:41 EDT 2013 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA
1073 Wed Sep 18 21:48:51 EDT 2013 Irene Huskisson Springdale, AR
1072 Wed Sep 18 09:15:46 EDT 2013 Miriam Aja Jagakarsa, ot
1071 Sun Sep 15 17:14:32 EDT 2013 Sue Lynch Co limerick, ot
1070 Thu Sep 12 06:27:01 EDT 2013 J S Deran Kingman, AZ
1069 Fri Aug 30 13:43:20 EDT 2013 John Sodrel New Albany, IN
1068 Wed Aug 28 23:07:44 EDT 2013 gerry collins Murrieta, CA
1067 Wed Aug 28 21:50:41 EDT 2013 Cathy Thornburn Los Angeles, CA
1066 Thu Aug 08 20:40:22 EDT 2013 Kathleen Leenerts AURORA, CO
1065 Wed Aug 07 16:42:31 EDT 2013 Rebecca Rens Harrisville, UT
1064 Thu Jul 18 07:00:17 EDT 2013 Shane Worth Washington, DC
1063 Wed Jul 17 15:39:43 EDT 2013 Donna George North Syracuse, NY
1062 Thu Jun 27 05:41:40 EDT 2013 Edeltraut Renk Sacrofano, ot
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