Over the past few days, about 25 turtles have washed up dead on the shores of Mississippi. Tests are going on to see if the oil spill definitely killed the turtles since there isn't any real proof of what actually did. If the turtles were affected by the spill that might mean that reptiles could have been hurt too, but not in ways so detectful. Contaminants lead to changes in the turtle's immune system, and other serious issues such as pneumonia.
I think this is really sad. Animals shouldn't have to pay the price just because humans are so careless about their environment! People need to pay more attention to what they do, especially in seas where contamination like oil spills spread very easily. We need to do whatever we can to stop this from happening again.