Now the turtles: 39 sea turtles found dead in past two weeks… just in Mississippi — “A sharp jump”

Sea turtle deaths up along Gulf, joining dolphin trend, MSNBC, March 29, 2011:

Federal scientists trying to figure out why dolphin deaths along the Gulf of Mexico are up this year now have a second challenge: a sharp jump in sea turtle deaths in some Gulf areas.

“In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen an increase” in turtle deaths in the northern Gulf, Connie Barclay, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told msnbc.com.

Since March 15, she noted, 39 deaths were confirmed in Mississippi, 4 in Alabama and 3 in Louisiana. …

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