Endangered Sea Turtles Burned In BP Spill Clean-up A recent Los Angeles Times article confirmed that sea turtles are being burned in the efforts to clean up the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But according to a shrimp boat captain hired by BP and the Coast Guard to rescue sea turtles, workers are being actively blocked from their rescue efforts by the oil company and it’s 21,000 contractors. Shrimp boater Mike Ellis says that BP has shut down the sea turtle operation by preventing boats from getting to the turtles. As detailed in the LA Times story, controlled burns are part of the efforts to contain the oil spill. Sea tutles and other marine life are caught in the booms and the burn area and are burned along with the oil. “Once the turtles get in there they can’t get out,” Ellis said.
Endangered baby pygmy elephant rescued in Borneo (ANIMAL NEWS) MALAYSIA — A baby pygmy elephant was rescued from a deep moat on Borneo Monday afternoon by plantation workers. He is one of less than 2,000 pygmy elephants left living in the wild. Tiny animals are adorable, but sometimes they need our help. Read on for more on the rescue of this baby elephant, and how a proposed wildlife sanctuary is attempting to save this wild animal population. — Global Animal Pygmy elephants like this one are losing their natural habitat. Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock
The 55 Funniest Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from Funny Or Die We know that we're a little late to the game and that plenty of other websites have already posted best signs of the rally. But this is the internet, and since we are a website on that internet, we are required to post this. So without further ado… Here are the 55 funniest signs from the Stewart/Colbert rally. Small Cute Animals Here is a set of collected photos around the web about little small cute animals.
Just like home: Adorable baby dolphin rescued and hospitalised - Fun Guerilla - StumbleUpon A baby dolphin is lowered into a swimming pool just hours after being rescued. The mammal was discovered by walkers on a beach near the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. It was suffering from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net. There was no sign of its mother. The dolphin is only about ten days old. Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, has been caring for tiny animal in Piriapolis, 62 miles east of the capital, Montevideo.And while his cute charge is a hit with visitors, it seems they must queue behind a penguin if they want to see him.
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Pictures Searches are NOT case sensitive. Singular words usually have more success than plurals. Do NOT use punctuation (, .) or quotation marks (' "). Separate each word with a space. Enter words that apply to the type of images you're seeking. Choose one of the following 6 criteria from the adjacent pull-down menu to indicate how those words are to be applied to the search. Saola Caught in Asia 16 September 2010Last updated at 14:59 By Katia Moskvitch Science reporter, BBC News There may only be a few dozen of Saola left in the wild An extremely rare animal known as the "Asian unicorn" - in spite of having two horns - has been caught by villagers in Laos. No biologist has ever reported seeing the rare Saola in the wild and there are none of them in captivity. The animal was discovered in the forests of South-East Asia as recently as 1992. There have only been a few photos of the Saola taken so far, by villagers and automatic camera traps.
s Curiosities I have to admit, I've done stupid faces and stuff for the souvenir photo camera on roller coasters, but nothing compared to this. Nature: New set of cute animals Another amazing set of cute animals the nature has to offer. 1. Baby hedgehogs Meet Ruth The Tiny Baby Sloth Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 by administrator EmailShare 2EmailShare The Rosamond Gifford Zoo has an exceptionally sleepy and exceptionally adorable new addition – a 6-week-old baby Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth. Born underweight, Ruth as she has been named has bounced back thanks to keepers supplanting her nursing with nutritional formula.