Kemp’s ridley turtles after BP disaster

This video says about itself:

It’s already one of the world’s most endangered animals, but the very survival of the Kemp’s Ridley turtle was dealt a massive blow by the BP oil spill in 2010.

At the time, scientists had been moving eggs in a desperate bid to save the species.

Now, as part of our “What happened Next?” series, Rachel Levin travels back to Tamaulipas reserve to see how the turtles are doing.

Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levine reports from La Pesca, Mexico.

A recent decision by the Alabama state legislature to allocate funds from an early settlement with British Petroleum (BP) to build a convention center has aroused anger from Gulf Coast environmental groups. The project is part of a $594 million plan announced last week by BP and the five Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster: here.

August 2012. After a leak of seawater from a pipe, 300 Green turtles have died at a turtle farm on the Cayman Islands. The turtle farm is a controversial turtle breeding centre that also sells turtle products to raise money. Not everyone agrees with this style of conservation, and although much good has been done in boosting local populations of turtles, there is much disquiet in some quarters about their methods: here.

Endangered Sea Turtles Face Increased Threats: here.

22 thoughts on “Kemp’s ridley turtles after BP disaster

  1. when so many species are in danger thanks to man, it’s really heartening to see something like this, and see the children learning abut the sacredness of other species and their mysterious lives. Thank you


    • Definitely.

      I do hope that later long term effects of the BP pollution will not affect the turtles and other wildlife.

      Welcome to my comment box; from now on, after your first comment, I won’t have to approve you any more 🙂


    • At WordPress, every time that someone comments at a blog for the first time, that comments lands in Pending, and has to be approved by the blog author. If the blog author then approves that comment, the next comments by that commenter will pass unmoderated.

      Usually I approve all comments; except abuse, or there was someone once who promoted anti-Semitism and Islamophobia which I don’t want on my blog. You are very definitely not in that category 🙂

      What do you mean by the ’round yellow circle’, please?


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