Entangled Leatherback Freed off Provincetown

Entangled leatherback turtle freed by Center for Coastal Studies team.
Entangled leatherback turtle freed by Center for Coastal Studies team.

An entangled leatherback turtle was freed on Wednesday by the Center for Coastal Studies team outside of Provincetown Harbor.

The large turtle had multiple wraps of rope around its neck and was dragging heavy fishing gear. The turtle was reported by the Dolphin Fleet whale watch as it was returning to port.