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The explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon killed 11 people on April 20 and mushroomed into the greatest man-made natural disaster in U.S. history.
On June 7, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 315 sea turtles had been verified within the designated spill area. Two-hundred and sixty three of those animals died, and 41 turtles are in rehabilitation. Only three turtles have been released from captivity. This sea turtle was examined at the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Center in New Orleans.
Photo by Lee Celano