A leatherback turtle that was found entangled in fishing gear near the east entrance to the Cape Cod Canal Tuesday afternoon has been freed and appears to be in good condition, according to an article in the Cape Cod Times.

But the increasing count of sea turtle entanglements reported off the coast of Massachusetts last year and this year represent a worrisome trend, according to the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies’ entanglement team director, Scott Landry.

Read more: Cape Cod Times


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