Video: USCG Rescues 800-pound Turtle

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Screenshot of the USCG turtle rescue

U.S. Coast Guard crew members from Cape May, N.J., and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J., rescue an entangled 800-pound endangered leatherback turtle off the coast of South Jersey Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Watch as the crew gets in close to remove the entangled fishing gear from the massive turtle's flipper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsNMdunLXdQ&list=PLF0538B37975BED0B.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

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