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.
Published at 7:41 PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010 | Updated at 3:42 PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010