Endangered sea turtles were returned to the Mediterranean
after surviving an oil spill in February 2021
Location: Michmoret, Israel
Workers used cotton buds and wipes to clean the animals
and fed them mayonnaise through a tube
to expel oil that had been swallowed or inhaled
(SOUNDBITE) (English) HEAD OF ISRAEL NATURE AND PARKS AUTHORITY, SHAUL GOLDSTEIN, SAYING:
"I think this is a kind of alarm for all of us. If we are going to bring more and more ships and more and more naval tools, vessels, to our ports, the risk of another spill like that, contamination, is enormous and I think that if we are not going to take care of the security of those ships, we are going to suffer a lot."