SeaWorld® Examines Turtle Displaced by Oil Spill


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Orlando, FL (June 25, 2010): SeaWorld® aquarist Gary Violetta and veterinarian Dr. Lara Croft perform a health assessment exam on an endangered Kemp‘s Ridley sea turtle at SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center. Nine turtles were transported to SeaWorld from Gulfport, Miss. because the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies needed to make space for the arrival of animals in need of treatment due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. SeaWorld is one of the few organizations with the expertise to tend to the special needs of Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles.