20 Apr '11, 11am

In the months after the #oilspill, sea turtle strandings increased to more than 6 times the average

consolidated numbers of sea turtles that were reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These records were used to map the animals collected each day. There are minor variations from official government records in the total number of animals shown, for several reasons. The date marked on each map is the date the data were posted online by the government. Since then, a few additional animals have been collected. Furthermore, due to the time needed to process and verify data, animals collected just a week to 10 days prior to the date of data release may have not yet been recorded.

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/Oil-Spill/Effects-on-Wildlife/Sea-Turt...

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