Endangered gulf sea turtles will begin hatching soon, and wildlife experts fear the worst: that many hatchlings will head straight into the spilled oil and die. So a group of government agencies, assisted by wildlife groups, has orchestrated an unprecedented and risky plan. Beginning Friday, they will excavate hundreds of turtle nests from beaches in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and FedEx will truck the fragile eggs to the turtle hotbed of Brevard County, Fla., in hopes that many of them will hatch and reach the Atlantic.
Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post - July 9, 2010
Seafood with a side of dread Article | WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -- Paul Pointer was speeding north along Florida's eastern coast in a rented Ford SUV, guzzling Mountain Dew, heading to a dock to buy tuna and swordfish so fresh the tails were still curled in rigor mortis. This was no ordinary business trip for Pointer, who buys seafood fo...