U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Crew Saves 300 Pound Injured Green Sea Turtle Off Florida’s Coast

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turtle transferred to Hospital rescue team for further care

U.S. Coast Guard Station Key West rescue crew helped save a green sea turtle after several good Samaritans reported an injured sea turtle, approximately 4 feet in length & weighing over 300 pounds. (U.S. Coast Guard image)

(U.S. COAST GUARD) – U.S. Coast Guard Station Key West rescue crew helped save a green sea turtle after several good Samaritans reported an injured sea turtle, approximately 4 feet in length and weighing over 300 pounds.

The turtle was transferred to The Turtle Hospital rescue team for further care.

The green sea turtles are an endangered species that are rare to KeyWest.

Coast Guard’s 7th District Headquarters in Miami is responsible for Coast Guard activities throughout a 1.7 million square mile area including Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and 34 foreign nations and territories. T

There are four offices responsible for media relations in the 7th District. There are also three detached offices in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The green sea turtles are an endangered species that are rare to KeyWest. (U.S. Coast Guard image)
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