My name is Ruby Kessler. I'm turning 8 years old today. Since I was 3 years old, I fell in love with all sea creatures and I am able to identify many different types and species, common and rare. I love to watch shows, and read books about sea creatures, and I can probably list at least 100 different species. This summer my Mom was listening to a podcast
on the radio that was about a photographer named Paul Nicklen (@PaulNicklen
), who takes pictures of arctic sea creatures for National Geographic. He takes amazing photographs for National Geographic of polar bears, penguins, orca whales, leopard seals, narwhals and many other amazing creatures that live on or around sea ice. Paul taught me that this ice is melting from climate change, negatively impacting the sea life around it. Paul created a non-profit called Sea Legacy
. Sea Legacy is working to support and protect our oceans and sea creatures from climate change.
For my birthday, I hope to raise $500 to donate to Sea Legacy so that when I grow up, the oceans and the beautiful creatures that inhabit them, are protected from climate change.
Please consider making a small donation here on Go Fund Me, or stop by my donut stand to purchase a donut with proceeds going to Sea Legacy on November 9th, from 9:30-12:30pm in front of Smart World Coffee in Morristown, NJ.
Visit Sea Legacy here- https://www.sealegacy.org/
Listen to the podcast here- https://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/747476419/polar-photographer-shares-his-view-of-a-ferocious-but-fragile-ecosystem
photo credit of polar bear: Paul Nicklen