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The Oil and the Turtles

By Alex Shoumatoff
Vanity Fair

Every year, Rancho Nuevo, 900 miles southwest of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, sees a spectacular phenomenon: the arribada—mass nesting—of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, which has already neared extinction. This year, thousands of baby ridleys swam off toward a deadly new enemy.

Ridley-turtle hatchlings head into the Gulf in Tamaulipas, Mexico. (Gary Braasch)

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