Race to Save Gulf's Endangered Sea Turtles (Video)
Gulf of Mexico: Kemp's Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelyskempii)
Race to Save BP Gulf Oil Spill Endangered Sea Turtles
Gulf of Mexico species Kemp's Ridley sea turtle is among the most endangered species on earth. The sea turtle utilizes the Sargassum floating ecosysem for safety and food. Unfortunately, the Sargassum is polluted with oil and the sea turtles mistake the floating oil as Sargassum.
See post about the Sargassum: BP Gulf Oil Spill Threatens "Sargassum" (Underwater Video)
(NBC Nightly News) Until the oil is actually removed from the water, animals - including entire species who were already fighting to survive - are at hight risk. NBC science and environmental expert Jeff Corwin reports.