My dad does sea turtle protection with SCUTE, South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts, so these guys have a special place in my heart. How auspicious this appears right after Father’s Day.
Dr. Michele Sims from the University of New England Marine Animal Rescue Center photographs rescued sea turtles being released back into the ocean.
My dad does sea turtle protection in Coastal South Carolina, so I’m grateful for this work of the New England Aquarium.
New underwater video of rescued sea turtles on the Rescue Blog!
This bit of good news came through from my parents, who participate in sea turtle protection activities where they live.
CEDAR KEY, Fla. — 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 is overseeing the oil crisis for the government, helped release the 22 oiled sea turtles about a mile off the coast of Cedar Key, Fla., an area unaffected by the spilled crude. They were the first oiled turtles found in the Gulf and rehabilitated.
Support LA yoga teacher Brock Cahill’s efforts to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf!
The tragedy in the Gulf is a whole other kind of gusher and LA yoga teacher Brock Cahill is one of the few willing not just to come close but to actually lead a mission and make an impact. Brock has a particular fascination with sea turtles who are suffering a hellish fate, as we speak. BP is towing collection booms behind fishing trawlers to wrangle oil on the surface, and once collected, burn the oil to get rid of it. In the process, sea turtles, pelicans, fish, and anything close to or on the surface is being burned alive. Even if the burning stops, the turtles are embalmed in oil, and dying by the minute.