Oil Spill: Dead Sea Turtles Washing Up Along Gulf Coast

Posted on May 3, 2010

Dead sea turtles are starting to wash up along the Gulf Coast. Moby Solangi from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies says they have not found oil directly on the sea turtles. He says they will have to peform necropsies on the turtles to determine cause of death. Moby Solangi says they found six dead sea turtles Saturday and ten more Sunday. Take a look:



It is sad to sea dead turtles washing up on shore. Unfortunately, it could be a sight that repeats itself in the coming days. A significant loss of wildlife is expected with this massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The exact amount of oil that has been released by the underwater oil well is unclear, but it could be worse than the Exxon Valdez. The Oil Drum has an interesting explanation here about how the oil industry tries to remove oil from rock deep in the Gulf of Mexico.