2010-07-07 18:36:21

Operation Planned to Save Turtles from Gulf Oil Spill

(7 July 10 - RV) An effort to scoop thousands of turtle eggs from their nests to save them from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in an attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is coordinating the plan, which calls for collecting about 70,000 turtle eggs in up to 800 nests buried in the sand across Florida Panhandle and Alabama beaches.
Chuck Underwood is a public information officer for the US Fish and Wildlife Serve in Florida. He says that although the operation is risky, it’s the best option under the current circumstances… RealAudioMP3

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