July 22, 2010
19 de-oiled turtles were returned to the water after being rehabbed at the Orlando SeaWorld. Rescued turtles were/are emergently taken to Audubon Nature Institute’s Aquatic Center in New Orleans for initial assessment and decontamination – mayonnaise, soap and water.
Tagged so they can be followed.
Took me a while to see why this pix looked so alive…the water resembles a color found in nature.
Taken from CNN video – left flipper is fine.
A wonderful sight after seeing this.
And this. More photos and general info on Gulf turtles.
Who can believe dispersant is not toxic to everything – especially when it was/is being dispersed from the air?
They can’t know the true toxicity of BP’s dispersant use until the next generation of children (and maybe not even until they have children). In particular, the children of women who are presently in their first trimester.
WHY ISN’T BP USING OIL-EATING MICROBES?
The are naturally occurring (can be produced in lab), excrete non-toxic waste, serve as food for shrimp etc and die off once they’ve eaten up all the oil. And most importantly they work very quickly. (See video)
Dr Chris Dold, Orlando Sea World