New England Aquarium chief veterinarian Dr. Charles Innis and rescue director Connie Merigo are busy treating turtles plucked from the mucky plumes of oil in the Gulf, side by side with rescuers from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. (Learn about their efforts here, here, here and here.) The efforts of these rescue teams has been covered by media outlets across the country. Here are some examples.
A net is used to remove an oiled sea turtle from the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: WWLTV.com
Dr. Innis appeared in a very informative news package from WWLTV in Louisiana:
Dr. Innis has also been quoted in several news outlets from all corners of the country, including California, Texas, Nevada, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Ohio. Closer to home, he told the Boston Globe that rescuers are worried about turtles who are tough to spot in the gloppy Gulf.
This informative article from CBS News explains the rigorous process necessary for cleaning and releasing wild animals, like pelicans.
Visit this page more information about how you can help the New England Aquarium as it prepares for an influx of sea turtle patients related to the oil spill.
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