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  • First oiled turtles released in Gulf after rehab

    August 18, 2010 9:04 PM

    CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) - The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scientists saying that animals taken in by rescuers - including birds - appear more resilient than first feared. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who... more »
  • Oil Has Killed 2,599 Birds, 483 Sea Turtles and 62 Mammals

    July 22, 2010 5:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. So far, officials say 2,599 dead birds had been... more »
  • Sea Turtles Released

    July 15, 2010 3:35 PM

    The first group of sea turtles that are part of a sweeping effort to save threatened and endangered hatchlings from death in the oily Gulf of Mexico have been released safely into the Atlantic Ocean. Officials say 56 endangered Kemp's ridley turtles have been released on a beach at Florida's... more »
  • More Turtles Found Oiled

    June 2, 2010 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State biologists and wildlife enforcement agents have rescued four oiled Kemp's Ridley sea turtles off the coast of Grand Isle. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents retrieved the turtles Tuesday. Officials say the turtles were taken to the fisheries research lab in... more »
  • So Far, Few Oiled Birds, No Turtles, Brought In

    May 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    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.... more »
  • Dead Sea Turtles: Oil may not be Cause

    May 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Necropsies completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles found along Mississippi beaches in the past few days show no evidence of oil killing the reptiles. Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gulfport, Miss., said Monday that no evidence of oil or... more »
  • Government Must Reconsider its Ban on Selling Small Turtles

    April 26, 2010 1:21 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The government must reconsider its ban on selling small turtles, a federal district judge has ruled. "This is a firefight this time," said Eddie Jolly, president of the Independent Turtle Farmers of Louisiana. "This has got teeth. We're going to win this one." Judge Dee D.... more »

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