It's 6:30am, I have been debating for an hour if I should tell you. You'd never know probably if I didn't, we could all just pretend that it turned out okay. But, I can't hide what this does to our spirits. You are going to hear about it, and I think it's only fair since I've gotten you all involved that I tell you the truth, this is not a good sign for the wishes we have made and the prayers we have prayed.
Dead turtles wash up in Pass Christian
by Donna Melton, Sun Herald Reporter
Dead turtles found at the water’s edge in Pass Christian on Saturday will be studied for a cause of death.
Moby Solangi, head of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, said workers searched for 10 turtles reported to have washed ashore, but could recover only six before dusk.
The turtles were taken to the freezer at the Center for Marine Education and Research in Gulfport and would be necropsied Monday to determine what killed them. Solangi said a visual inspection of the turtles did not reveal oily residue.
He said the turtles were found on a half-mile stretch of beach.
“It’s unusual to see this many at one time,” he said.
Workers planned to search for the other turtles today.
Solangi reminds the public not to touch any marine life found dead or injured on Coast beaches. Instead, report the location at 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN (767-3657).