Coast Guard transports 5 endangered sea turtles to Miami for rehabilitation

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., transports five endangered loggerhead sea turtles to Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Jan. 27, 2016. The sea turtles were transported to Miami for rehabilitation after being stranded in Cape Cod. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

MIAMI — A Coast Guard aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, transports five endangered Loggerhead sea turtles to Miami Wednesday.

Sea turtles, including Loggerheads, feed in Cape Cod Bay during the summer months and frequently become trapped by the geography of the Cape Cod pennisula, which prevents them from swimming south as colder weather arrives in the fall.  All sea turtles in the U.S. are protected under the Endangered Species Act.  The Coast Guard, in coordination with other federal and state agencies, enforces marine resource management and protection regimes to preserve healthy stocks of fish and other living marine resources.

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