Today we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action to prevent pollution in our oceans. Recently two off-duty Coast Guardsmen saved three turtles trapped in a derelict net, doing their part to conserve the endangered population of green sea turtles.
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From protecting sea turtles and Hawaiian sea monks to safeguarding our Nation’s maritime resources, the Coast Guard stands ready to ensure our the protection of each and every federal waterway and the natural resources therein.
Protecting living marine resources is one of the 11 statutory missions of the U.S. Coast Guard. While thinking about Coast Guard rescues, many think about the Coast Guard assiting those in distress, but many forget about the Coast Guard’s committment to rescuing those that also live beneath the water’s surface.
Volunteers from the New England Aquarium give fluids to an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to keep him hydrated for transport from Massachusetts to Florida. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Connie Terrell. This past weekend, 20 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles got a lift home with the help of a dedicated team of scientists and Coast