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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Endangered sea turtles

An endangered Kemps Ridley sea turtle, which was rescued after being found coated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is treated at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans on Thursay, June 10, 2010. Since the start of the oil spill the center has received 32 endangered live oiled sea turtles. Six dead turtles have been found and are currently undergoing testing to see if the oil spill caused their deaths.
Many more turtles are surely not being recovered and are dying at sea.
My photo are represented by Zuma Press.
Back on Grand Isle the oil continues to hit the beaches. I found this stuck little hermit crab in and area closed to anyone but oil cleanup folks, but I shot it with my 600mm lens.
Some of the locals are very angry, but they don't seem to have lost their sense of humor.

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  1. Thanks for showing us these pictures, Robin. My heart goes out to the people and critters and plants of that area.
    June Davies

  2. I like the spongebob pic