06/22/2010 03:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Organizations Work To Rescue Gulf Turtles From Oil

As gushing oil continues to pollute the Gulf of Mexico, workers at organizations along the coast are working hard to save the lives of oil-covered turtles. Several species of turtles, some endangered species, are swimming in oil-filled waters, in desperate need of help. Some turtles will receive care and rehabilitation for weeks before they can be released back into the wild.

CNN reports from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Mississippi.