01 May '11, 8pm

At least 319 stranded turtles were found in LA, MS and AL in March and April this year. In 2010, only 6. #oilspill

At least 319 stranded turtles were found in LA, MS and AL in March and April this year. In 2010, only 6. #oilspill

On the day before Easter, Shirley Tillman and her husband were driving on the beach road of Pass Christian, MS, when she spotted something odd. There by the shoreline was a small wooden cross, a lone monument someone had planted in the sand. She told her husband to pull over so she could get a closer look, grabbed her camera and headed to the beach. At the same time a young couple approached, then stood and stared at the cross. As Shirley walked closer she found out why. At the base of the cross was another dead endangered sea turtle, its head lowered to the sand. Someone had planted the cross to notify the world what had happened. As Shirley approached, the young couple quietly walked away, occasionally looking back to remember. Pass Christian, MS Photo: Shirley Tillman This was the 39th dead sea turtle Shirley discovered in April along the Mississippi shore. She has neve...

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

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