"US Plans 'Extraordinary Measures' to Rescue Turtles Along Gulf Coast"

"About 50,000 sea turtle eggs from beaches in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama will be dug up and moved to Florida's Atlantic Coast in hopes of keeping the hatchlings alive in the face of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Without the unprecedented intervention, federal scientists say, most, if not all, the hatchlings this year would be at high risk of encountering oil and dying."

Noelle Straub reports for Greenwire June 28, 2010.

See Also:

"Charter Captain Claims Turtles Fried in Gulf Oil Fires" (ENS)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010