First Turtle Rescued

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Staff Writer

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Michael Ziccardi, an Oiled Wildlife Care Network veterinarian advising the spill response in Louisiana, blogs that the first oiled turtle since the spill, a 2-pound Kemp's ridley, has been rescued and cleaned. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found the turtle around 6 p.m. last night in heavy oil mousse, 33 nautical miles offshore.

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