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Coast Guard Crew Saves Sea Turtles From Pacific Ocean Litter

Coast Guard Crew Saves Sea Turtles From Pacific Ocean Litter

The Coast Guard Cutter Valliant’s crew was on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean last month when they spotted an unusual object floating in the water. When the crew took a closer look, they saw that a baby and three adult Olive Ridley Sea Turtles entangled in mass of lines, garbage and abandoned fishing gear.

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The crew saved the sea turtles by disentangling them from the debris. They took the debris on board to dispose of once back on shore.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant

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When the crew took a closer look, they saw that a baby and three adult Olive Ridley sea turtles were entangled in mass of lines, garbage and abandoned fishing gear.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant

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The crew saved the baby turtle by disentangling it from garbage and fishing lines.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant

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After freeing the turtles, the ship and crew resumed their patrol.

Source: Coast Guard Crew Saves Sea Turtles From Pacific Ocean Litter | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/G-Coast-Guard-Crew-Saves-Sea-Turtles-While-on-Patrol-422120113.html#ixzz4gwZW6OJb
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