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May 7, 2010 11:01 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

So Far, Few Oiled Birds, No Turtles, Brought In

NEW ORLEANS - When you're getting ready to rescue sea
turtles from an oil spill, the shopping list includes 50 wading
pools.
Michele Kelley, Louisiana state marine mammal and sea turtle
stranding coordinator, says they've probably ruined every child's
summer in New Orleans because they bought all the kidding pools.
But so far, the pools have remained stacked at the Aquarium
Aquatic Center. If there's a flood of oiled turtles, however, that
could change.
Three oiled birds, including a pelican brought Thursday, are
being treated at a rescue center at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines
Parish. Michael Seymour, an ornithologist with the state Department
of Wildlife and Fisheries, says he thinks it's just a matter of
time before more oiled animals begin to appear.

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