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Screen shot from video of a sea turtle being rescued on the coast of Israel. Marine seismic surveying done last week by an Italian company off the shores of Israel has caused dozens of injured sea turtles to wash ashore. The purpose of the seismic surveying was to find offshore oil and natural gas reserves. Israel’s Sea Turtle Rescue Center was called into action as dozens of the turtles were found on Israel’s beaches. In total, 46 sea turtles were found in a three day span. Dozens of volunteers came out to help search the beaches and carry the injured turtles to be transported, many of which suffered from lung and stomach cavity damage. According to center director Yaniv Levy, many of th... Full story

19 February