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To The Rescue

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, June 7, 2015/Categories: wildlife conservation, marine life, sustainability, environment

The Coast Guard  has many maritime duties. According to their charter their patrols: "protect the safety and security of people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; natural and economic resources; and the national territorial integrity." They conduct these responsibilities in U.S. ports and inland waterways, along coasts, and in international waters. The Guard can now add another item to their busy duties... sea turtle rescuers.

A Guard patrol off the Southern California coastline observed a random buoy that looked suspiciously like an illicit drug drop but It turned out to be a piece of discarded fishing gear. When the patrol tried to remove the buoy they discovered two sea turtles trapped by nylon lines attached. The turtles would have died from their plastic bindings were not removed..The crew retrieved the buoy and rescued the turtle shown in a short video.

"Turtle People" come from anywhere. They all deserve to be celebrated for their proactive conservation efforts:


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