17 Apr '11, 2pm

Sea Turtles Rot on Beaches of the Gulf #green

Sea Turtles Rot on Beaches of the Gulf #green

Laurel Lockamy thought she had seen the worst of the oil disaster last summer when waves of oil and tar patties washed onto her beach in Gulfport, MS, taking a major toll on the local tourist industry. But now a new disaster is unfolding, she says, just as beachgoers are heading back to the water. A large spike in the number of dead sea turtles is being reported across the beaches of the Magnolia State. Residents now find them rotting in the springtime sun along with other animals and birds that float in with the tides. Laurel has photographed three dead sea turtles on this stretch of sand in the past two weeks. Like other Mississippi residents, she’s never seen one dead—or alive—before. Earlier this week, Laurel went out to the Gulfport beach with her camera to see if any new turtles had washed in. First she saw a dead armadillo curled up in the sand, along with several o...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rkistner/residents_say_...

Tweets

In the months after the #oilspill, sea turtle s...

nwf.org 20 Apr '11, 11am

consolidated numbers of sea turtles that were reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Thes...

6,500+ birds, 1,100+ sea turtles and 100 mammal...

nwf.org 20 Apr '11, 3pm

Unbalanced Food Web - The Gulf oil disaster hit at the peak breeding season for many species of fish and wildlife. The oil...

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longe...

iucn.org 19 Apr '11, 7am

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer 19 April 2011 | News story More than 40 species of marine fish currently ...

Accounting for a Manmade Disaster in the Gulf, ...

onearth.org 18 Apr '11, 8pm

A year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history , dozens of dead baby dolphins are washing ashore in the Gulf of Mexico; ...

One Year Later: Assessing the Lasting Impact of...

e360.yale.edu 18 Apr '11, 12pm

In recent months, several conservative governors have rejected federal funds to begin constructing high-speed rail lines i...

Want to understand what happened in the #gulf? ...

nrdc.org 22 Apr '11, 12am

All six species of sea turtles found in American waters — green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and ol...

Dolphins and turtles are dying in the Gulf. Is it because of the #oilspill? Global warming? Pollution? #cleanwater

Dolphins and turtles are dying in the Gulf. Is ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Apr '11, 11pm

The anniversary of the country’s worst oil disaster came and went last week. There was a brief frenzy of media attention, ...

Gulf Residents March 1,200 Miles to Congress to...

treehugger.com 14 Apr '11, 9pm

We're almost upon the one year anniversary of the BP Gulf spill. And though much of the nation seems ready to forget about...

Gulf Residents March 1,200 Miles to Congress to...

treehugger.com 14 Apr '11, 9pm

We're almost upon the one year anniversary of the BP Gulf spill. And though much of the nation seems ready to forget about...

30k Confidential Government Docs About Gulf Oil...

treehugger.com 19 Apr '11, 5pm

Frankly, with all the documents on the site it's going to take a long while to go through them--and other than some brief ...

Say Cheese!!!: Say Cheese!!! It’s time to smile, laugh and support local communities by promoting health and wel...

Say Cheese!!!: Say Cheese!!! It’s time to smile...

greenandcleanmom.org 17 Apr '11, 2pm

The Laughing Cow is promoting their Life Well Laughed Project which makes it easy to donate to a healthy lifestyle while e...

Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists Watch on @PlanetGreen Sat. 4/23 at 2:30 e

Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persi...

treehugger.com 22 Apr '11, 8pm

In a powerful new documentary airing on Saturday on Planet Green called Stories from the Gulf , residents make it clear th...

IUCN: Plenty more fish in the sea? Not much lon...

iucn.org 19 Apr '11, 7am

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer 19 April 2011 | News story More than 40 species of marine fish currently ...

13 Amazing Members of the Deep Sea Community

13 Amazing Members of the Deep Sea Community

environmentalgraffiti.com 19 Apr '11, 2pm

Our planet is full of astonishing natural wonders. When we talk about incredible underwater creatures, it's good to rememb...

BP execs want us to believe the Gulf of Mexico ...

onearth.org 22 Apr '11, 3pm

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon blowout last year, BP repeatedly misled the public about how much oil was spewing int...