Israeli rescuers used mayonnaise to save sea turtles



Israeli rescuers are using mayonnaise in saving sea turtles' lives. Employees at Israel's National Sea Turtle Rescue Center are treating endangered green sea turtles affected by a devastating oil spill that has coated Israel's coast with thick black tar.


According to the information, The spill, which Israel's Nature and Parks Authority has called one of the country's worst ecological disasters on record, has coated most of Israel's 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline with sticky tar. It has caused extensive damage to wildlife, including sea turtles.


Guy Ivgy, a medical assistant at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Michmoret, north of Tel Aviv, said, "11 turtles are being treated. The center is run by Israel's Nature and Parks Authority."


He added, “They came to us full of tar. All their trachea from inside and outside was full of tar."


Ivgy said, “We continue to feed them substances like mayonnaise, which practically clean the system and break down the tar."


He added, "The recovery process is expected to take a week or two, after which the turtles are expected to be released back into the wild."




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