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Common Condiment Helps Save Gulf Sea Turtles

October 01, 2010
"The mayonnaise is so safe we can put it in their eyes, mouth and nostrils, and rub it on their shells."
- Ryans Butts from the Turtle Hospital

Wildlife rescue workers in Florida have discovered a common sandwich ingredient is perfect for cleaning toxic crude from the skin of oiled sea turtles.

Just days ago, government officials announced that the BP well responsible for the worst oil spill in American history is finally dead. Unfortunately, the crisis has only just begun for wildlife that lives in and around the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The staff at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida are still seeing new oiled turtles come in from areas affected by the spill, and they are using an easy-to-get, safe, and effective kitchen condiment to save their lives...

Mayonnaise.

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