MARSHALL, Mich. —
It's easy to find out which species are the dominant species in the wildlife rehabilitation center set up after the summer oil spill in southern Michigan.
Just look at the small sign attached to the temporary partition: "Welcome to Snapperville, a friendly suburb of Turtle Town.
"Since the oil spill contaminated the Kalamazoo River at the end of July, turtles accounted for nearly 90% of the 2,300 animals captured and cared.
Their history is real.
The shelled reptile has been shown to be resilient.
A row of black rubber or gray steel boxes in the center is a temporary residence for turtles ranging from 6-
30-ounce spotted turtle-pound snappers.
Turtles prepared for cleaning are often covered with mayonnaise to help ease the coating of the oil.
They got detailed work from a volunteer team in a white coat.
Toothbrush and cotton swab is one of the most common tools for cleaning Black, hardened oil from every corner and Gap.