Cheyanne Ganpat, Eisenhower Intermediate School
Somerset County Runner Up
Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtle
"Munch, munch! Hey there, I'm just enjoying some good old seaweed! Although, I do have to watch what I eat, not only because I'm the worlds largest turtle! But also because I eat dead jelly fish that float to the surface of the ocean and many people these days pollute and litter into the ocean and throw plastic bags into my home! Also, plastic bags float as well and look like jellyfish, so if I were to eat what I think is a delicious jellyfish but really is a plastic bag I could die, and that is just one of the purposes that would bring my species population down! Some features of me are my unique color that is black and white, of course! I also get my ravishing name from my beautiful smooth rubbery shell! Gee wiz, I almost forgot to tell you at I am a girl named Nicole and during the breeding season I want to keep my eggs warm so they all hatch and that why I lay my eggs in mainly Florida! That's why there are about 50 Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtle nest sighting every year! Hey, I think one of those nest was one of mine. I'm currently waiting to for seven little heads to pop out of broken shells and that's just one of the wonders of Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtles! So, try to help me, try to help my species!
Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater
Teachers: Ms. Margaret Ponzio, Ms.Weinberg & Ms. Kopecky
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