Tangled 800-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued on Long Island
This is a Leatherback turtle, but not the one rescued Sunday.
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 Updated at 1:39 PM EDT
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.
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