Thursday, March 03, 2011

Hey boaters in Florida!!!!! Listen up!

Now I know you guys MUST be aware of the oil spill that happened last April in the Gulf of Mexico. Today I read that you boaters are killing turtles due to your carelessness. PEOPLE, GET SOME RESPECT!

Here's the article from the Miami Herald


CLEARWATER, Fla. -- At least four sea turtles were killed by boaters off Florida's Gulf coast.

A release from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Sunday indicated two turtles were already dead when workers arrived at the beach. Two others were too injured to be rescued and another injured turtle was spotted, but swam away before rescuers could get to it.

Officials said all four turtles were hit by boats in Pinellas County waters. This time of year, turtles become more active as the water temperature warms up and they often float to soak up the sun.

Two were Kemp's Ridley turtles, which are an endangered species that nests from May through June.



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/28/2089694/4-sea-turtles-killed-by-fla-boaters.html#ixzz1FavMyQtF

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