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Jul 7, 2010
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States



Today Sea Turtle Restoration Project filed an emergency request with wildlife agencies to halt the release of hatchling sea turtles from Texas beaches into the oiled waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Instead, hatchlings should be moved to sea turtle research and rehabilitation facilities and raised until it is safe to let them go.
If the 5,000 eggs that are now safely being incubated at Padre Island National Seashore are released as usual after hatching, they are likely to end up dead in the giant BP oil slick that is now spreading throughout the Gulf.
Take Action- Demand that Kemp's ridley hatchlings be saved from the BP oil spill. Unfortunately, the BP oil spill has created extraordinary circumstances that call for extraordinary action and a major change of plans.
Please take action below and demand that Texas hatchlings be held at federally approved facilities until an emergency plan determines the safest place and time for release! 
1. Click here to send a message to U. S. Senators and U. S. wildlife agencies
to halt the hatchling releases in Texas now.
Mail addresses are provided for writing hand-written letters, too.
sea turtle emerging2. Keep informed with STRP's Daily BP Oil Spill Updates page,
Sea Turtle Blog and Facebook page. Biologist Chris Pincetich recently posted photos from his fly-over of the BP Oil Spill and other scenes from the oil disaster front.
Please make  a donation to help us ramp up actions in the Gulf to protect and rescue sea turtles and demand that fragile habitat be restored. Every donation makes a difference.
Thanks to every one of you for caring about the sea turtles and the future of the planet.
Carole Allen, Gulf Director

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