GULFPORT, Miss. (May 4, 2010)—Moby Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, said Tuesday no oil has been found on any of the 29 dead turtles found washed up on Mississippi beaches.
Solangi said Tuesday necropsies had been completed on the turtles and no oil was found.
Experts, however, are still warning the turtles may have eaten fish contaminated by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Solangi says tissue samples are being sent to labs for further review, but those results could take a week or longer.
The endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles nest only on beaches in Mexico and southern Texas along the gulf coast.
They were all about two or three years old.