Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to transport a baby orphaned Stellar Sea Lion from Seattle to Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, where it will be in the care of staff members from The Marine Mammal Center. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento aircrew along with members from TMMC arrived in Seattle from Sacramento...

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard will intensify efforts this winter to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone....

Coast Guard Station Gulfport helps sea turtles swim free

Coast Guard Station Gulfport helps sea turtles swim free
NEW ORLEANS – Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. The Coast Guard acted as a transport to release 10 rehabilitated turtles to the ocean, which according to IMMS, is safer than the beach, where a variety of factors can pose dangers to their safe release. Station...

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard crew from Station Saginaw River, Michigan rescued a juvenile bald eagle along the Saginaw River, Thursday afternoon. America, as the bird was later named by the crew, was thought to have been injured when it was rescued, but has been given a clean bill of health by wildlife experts. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexvile, Michigan, was notified...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, National Park Service rescue loggerhead sea turtle in North Carolina

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, National Park Service rescue loggerhead sea turtle in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Members from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received word from a good Samaritan boater the turtle was tangled in a line and dragging a plastic bucket in the vicinity of Bonner Bridge. A National Park Service agent measures a loggerhead sea turtle...

Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod

Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod
BOSTON — Coast Guard response crews partnered with the Center for Coastal Studies to free a leatherback turtle today after it was entangled in lines near Quicks Hole, Massachusetts. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, Massachusetts received a call from the fishing vessel Laura C who sighted the turtle in distress near a buoy in Quicks Hole Pass. Coast Guard response...

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of 10 miles of long line fishing gear from multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past several days. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon crewmembers seized two miles of long line gear Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers seized another seven miles total Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard, partners rescue entangled 800-pound turtle off South Jersey

Coast Guard, partners rescue entangled 800-pound turtle off South Jersey
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine rescued an approximately 800-pound leatherback turtle Saturday entangled in fishing gear 30 miles off South Jersey. A good Samaritan aboard a recreational fishing boat spotted the distressed turtle and notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. A boat crew from...