The National Aquarium in Baltimore is preparing to help sea turtles affected by the Gulf oil spill:
As the Gulf oil spill ensnares marine animals, the staff at the National Aquarium and the state’s wildlife veterinarian are preparing for a life or death situation.
For the aquarium, the phone may ring and someone will ask for help recovering animals or if some of its pools can be converted to intensive care units for injured sea turtles. As part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the aquarium is housing four healing turtles from natural mishaps here and in New England that it would like to release in June to make room for Gulf turtles. Other facilities in the network are making similar plans.
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