Photo package: Veterinarians combat the oil in the Gulf (part 9)

Jun 10, 2010
By staff

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The clean-up: oil is painstakingly removed from this sea turtle's shell using a toothbrush. This turtle was rescued and taken to the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Center in New Orleans. Dr. Michael Ziccardi (right), a University of California-Davis wildlife expert, was also on the scene.

Photo by Lee Celano