Oil Spill: Turtles Rescued By Wildlife Agents, Only 1 in 5 Survive (VIDEO)

06/22/2010 11:38 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Huffington Post

CBS hops aboard a boat with a team of wildlife agents heading 35 miles off the Gulf coast to rescue every sea turtle they come across. Even though some of the turtles they find aren't visibly coated in oil, there is often unseen damage from inhalation and digestion of oil. Tragically, of the over 500 turtles they have found, only 1 in 5 survive.

WATCH rescuing the Gulf sea turtles: