Tangled 800-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued on Long Island

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    This is a Leatherback turtle, but not the one rescued Sunday.

    An 800-pound sea turtle that got tangled up in rope in East Hampton, Long Island, has been set free.
    The 5-foot-long reptile got entangled off Gardiners Island around 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Scientists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation responded after getting a call from the U.S. Coast Guard.
    According to Newsday, after marine biologists cut the rope the turtle dove and swam away.

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