Coast Guard Rescues Turtle Tangled in Fishing Gear

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Staff from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and crew members from the Coast Guard station in Cape May, New Jersey, worked together to free a leatherback turtle. They had received a call reporting a turtle stuck in fishing gear about 30 miles off the coast. The marine reptile was estimated to weigh about 800 pounds, but the crew was able to successfully free its flipper from a tangled buoy line.



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