Save endangered baby sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico
Despite the oil spill befouling the Gulf, government officials plan to release endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings into the oiled waters.
Kemp's ridley turtles are already one of the most endangered sea turtles in the world. Now, the BP oil spill disaster is threatening them with extinction. They nest along the Gulf Coast and their main feeding ground is directly in the area of the oil spill.
Normally, Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings are released into the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, because of the BP oil spill disaster, they may get caught up in the same currents in the Gulf that are now full of oil. The baby sea turtles can be housed in federal facilities until expert scientists determine a safe time and place to send them to the sea.
Join us in calling for an immediate halt to the release of Kemp's ridley hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico.