Green Turtle covered in oil

Green Turtle covered in oil

Green Turtle covered in oil

This is a juvenile green turtle that was affected by the 1993 oil spill in Tampa Bay. After a thorough cleaning and some rehabilitation time at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium this turtle was able to be released into the wild.


Image Credit: Anne Meylan



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The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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