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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...