Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good News for Saved Turtles

Some good news for these ssea turtles rescued from the oil spill. Thanks to the Florida Aquarium for it's hard work and efforts.

"Freshly scrubbed, fed, measured and weighed, a group of Kemp's Ridley sea turtles rescued from the oily waters near Louisiana two weeks ago, were expected to be on their way to Cedar Key this morning, set for release in the western Gulf of Mexico.

The turtles were flown to Tampa after their rescue in the oil slicked waters of the northern Gulf two weeks ago. Normally, rescued turtles should be released in the same area where they were captured. But that area still is contaminated from a massive oil spill that has plagued the northern Gulf waters for months.

Eight of the turtles, many juveniles, were cared for by veterinarians and marine biologists at The Florida Aquarium, one of several facilities in Central Florida that has cared for sea turtles plucked from the oily Gulf waters since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April."

Continue the article and take a look at more pictures.


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