Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast

Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Tammy, a 252-lb Loggerhead Turtle, was spotted by members of the 154-foot Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson approximately 3-miles off Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard and two marine rescue...

A partnership giving animals a second chance

The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team recently released a 315-pound Loggerhead turtle, rescued with help from members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va. The stranding team contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders for assistance getting to the turtle named 25, aka Big Boy, who was found entangled in a crab pot line off the coast of Cape Charles, May 22. “We usually work...

Coast Guard, Va. Aquarium Stranding Response Team release Loggerhead turtle

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A 315-pound Loggerhead turtle, which was rescued by members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team, was released to the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia Beach, Va., Tuesday. The turtle named 25, also known as Big Boy, was found entangled in a crab pot line off the coast of Cape Charles, May 22, 2011. Big Boy’s left front flipper...

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...