Dead sea turtles washing up on beaches near spring breakers — “Water looks like chicken broth” (PHOTOS)

Sea Turtle Deaths Anger Mississippi Residents, Huffington Post, March 29, 2011:

As a resident of coastal Mississippi for more than 30 years, Shirley Tillman is used to seeing a few drum fish, sea gulls or jelly fish wash up on nearby sandy shores. It’s a fact of life living by the sea. But in the past few weeks Shirley has come across something she’s never seen before; dead sea turtles washing up on beaches near spring break vacationers. …

“It’s very upsetting,” says Shirley, a grandmother and wife of a Pass Christian home builder. “I have never found anything like this until after the oil spill. It used to be if you found a dead dolphin or turtle it was front page news around here. Now it’s no big deal.” …

Gulfport’s Institute for Marine Mammal Studies reports it has collected 38 dead or stranded turtles in Mississippi this year, most in the past few weeks. …

“I’m really mad. I’m finding dead turtles, birds, giant fish and other animals all over the beach. No one comes by to clean them up right away and people come down here and let their kids play next to them. And the water looks like chicken broth.” …

Read the report and see all photos here.

13 comments to Dead sea turtles washing up on beaches near spring breakers — “Water looks like chicken broth” (PHOTOS)

  • soozla

    Haley Barbour country…
    What you see ..doesn’t actually exist..
    You can see it.?
    Try turning a blind eye to it like Haley.
    Try allowing greed and ambition to take over your soul like Haley’s..
    See there? All better, the oil is all gone.

  • xdrfox

    Let us not forget this is wide spread !

    38 Dead Sea Turtle count in Baldwin County, Al.9
    To Gulf Oil Spill on Monday, March 28, 2011

    56 Dead Turtles this Month, Wash Up on Brevard County, Fl. Beaches
    To Gulf Oil Spill on Friday, March 25, 2011

  • xdrfox

    Cold weather was not cause of dolphins, turtles deaths, and Texas got cold, even Mexico

    Freeze leaves little impact on fish

  • Anthony

    There’s nothing to see here folks. It’s the cold weather. I know it to be true, because the fine folks in the media say it’s true. Those people paid by BP, I mean sponsored, I mean bought off, I mean credible professionals with no biased just straight forward facts. Wait, we can’t get the facts because our wonderful upstanding government deems it TOP SECRET….HMMMMMMMMMM

  • xdrfox

    Whales, Dolphins and Turtles eat jelly fish in their diet ! Look at these jellies and tell me if they look safe !

    Jellyfish East Coast of Florida Peninsula State Park *PICS*563
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 …

  • Jean

    Very sad! They will probably have a gag order on the cause of these turtle deaths; that is, if the officials even bother to investigate.

  • Daniel Hughes

    I look forward to the day when BP executives and all who participate in their corruption begin washing up on shore.

  • Daniel Hughes

    And for those of you who feel in despair that this will never happen, remember that those BP folks and their paid-off ass-kissers have to breathe the same radioactive air with us unwashed masses! So we are ALL playing the cancer lottery now. And if there is any justice in this corner of the universe, those fuckers will be the first to contract it and die while the public looks on in silence and recalls millions upon millions of dead fish, fowl, reptiles, mammals, etc.

  • Anthony

    I think Lady Justice is tuning up her scales, wait and see. It always seems like faulty balancing, gee golly maybe they brought in someone who will finally get those things balanced properly!!

  • xdrfox

    I Saw None of the Usual Life There, Only Algae Seems Thriving in the Halifax River Fl. *PICS*
    Thursday, February 03, 2011 …

  • xdrfox

    They are cutting of the heads and a flipper to send to lab…

    56 Dead Turtles this Month, Wash Up on Brevard County, Fl. Beaches174
    Friday, March 25, 2011 …

    Why haven’t all the other counties reported turtle deaths ?

  • mm00nono

    xdrfox! look what i found:

    Starting today, Vision Airlines offers low-fare flights to and from Louisville, KY to Destin, Walton Bch, and Ft. Lauderdale. Several flights weekly on a 150-seat Boeing 737…??!!

    Found this on the Louisville site, under News and Announcements, 2011.

  • very ironic, oil companies insist that dead organic matter,like birds, turtles, fish, plants ect turns into oil. Yet it seems that oil mixed with corexit turns birds, turtles, fish, plants into dead organic matter. And BP is into green, so are the people they paid off. BP and TECO ceo’s get along quite fine, it’s the rest of us they can’t stand. And talk about getting out of Dodge, as soon as Obama got the news of the breach, he acted decisively, and he got all fired up and ready to go, go to a different hemisphere, that is. What a tragic month this has been for every living thing on earth.You will guess correctly if you say tomorrow will be a repeat of today, but with a dash more of disastors for added texture. Lord, when will this madness come to a end?

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