(2012 Photo) Leatherback sea turtle being helped by Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katie Sand.
Officials from Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium freed a leatherback turtle recently after it became tangled in fishing nets off Charlestown, Rhode Island, according to an article on TheDay.com.
The aquarium’s marine animal rescue team and a U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued the 600- to 700-pound male turtle after it was spotted by a local fisherman 3 or 4 miles south of Charlestown.
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