The animals become trapped in "burn boxes" when shrimp boats encircle floating oil with fire resistant booms. Turtles, including the Leatherback, Loggerhead and Kemp’s Ridley – which may be the rarest sea turtle on Earth – die when the oil is set ablaze.
ALDF claims BP is violating the Endangered Species Act, as well as a slew of other federal laws. The suit went to federal court today and is scheduled for a hearing in New Orleans on Friday morning.
Silicon Valley Tech Tracking Gulf Oil Spill
They look like tools your plumber might be using, or maybe someone coming to check your energy meter. Instead, these small devices could very well play a role in the biggest oil spill disaster we've ever seen. (Published Sunday, May 30, 2010)