Photo by Thierry Caro (CC 3.0)

 

130 sea turtles were released with the aid of the U.S. Coast Guard last week into the waters of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

The cold-shocked and stranded turtles had been rescued from frigid waters in recent weeks and rehabilitated, before being released again into the wild.

USCGC Cushing. Photo by Kupecap (CC 3.0)

 

Marine Technology News: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing, along with their family members, assisted North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission personnel in releasing the sea turtles.

Photo by Tokugawapants (CC 3.0)

 

“We got word about a week ago that turtles were stranded and they were freezing,” said Fireman Anthony C. Williams. “We partnered with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources commission to assist. Just as we protect people, we protect sea life.” Read more from Marine Technology News here…

Posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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