Close-up of an oiled Kemp's Ridley turtle captured during a June 1 survey. The turtle was cleaned, provided veterinary care, and taken to the Audubon Aquarium. Efforts continue to assess the condition of these endangered sea turtles and capture turtles caught in heavy oil. Credit: NOAA.
As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state, and local organizations.
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