Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole

Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole
An entangled leatherback turtle is pictured along side a Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat, wrapped in line from a lobster pto. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with entanglement response personnel from the Center for Coastal Studies freed a leatherback turtle Sunday morning after it was reported wrapped in fishing line near Woods Hole. At approximately 8:15 a.m. the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass
Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard along with a member from The Center for Coastal Studies rescued a leatherback turtle near Nomans Land, Mass., Aug. 14, 2015. The turtle was entangled in fishing line and after being freed, swam away. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — A rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard and a member from...

Coast Guard Station Montauk rescues turtle caught in line near Montauk, New York

Coast Guard Station Montauk rescues turtle caught in line near Montauk, New York
Coast Guard Station Montauk crewmembers disentangling a leatherback turtle in Montauk, N.Y., June 15, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Montauk crewmembers assisted in disentangling a leatherback turtle in Montauk, New York, Monday. At 1:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center was notified that the fishing vessel Captain Ron was on scene with an...

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, 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...

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue
NEW YORK — Members of Coast Guard Station Montauk assisted the Riverhead Foundation in freeing an entangled Leatherback turtle approximately one mile west of Montauk Point, N.Y., Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a report Sunday evening, stating that a sea turtle was entangled in a net near Montauk Point, N.Y. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station...

NOAA update on sea turtle stranding in the Gulf of Mexico

ROBERT, La. – There have been 38 sea turtle strandings reported from Alabama through the Louisiana delta since April 30. Sea turtle stranding responders working under the guidance of NOAA – who responds to thousands of sea turtle strandings every year – recovered all but one of the turtles. All those recovered were dead except one, which died shortly thereafter. Most of the turtles identified...