BP Oil Spill and Sea Turtle’s Declining Population Link Revealed in Study

November 19, 2014 9:01 PM

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A research revealing the link between the 2010 BP oil spill and the decline of the world's most endangered sea turtle was presented at the Second International Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Symposium.

The study researchers said that they have found oil in the shell of 29 sea turtles that returned to feed in the area where the spill took place in 2011 and 2012. In the study, it has been cleared that traces of oil were found in the carapace.

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