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Saving our ocean one turtle at a time

A sea turtle floats trapped in a derelict fishing net off the west side of Oahu, Hawaii, June, 4, 2016. Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young and Seaman Cameron Ables, members of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, rescued three sea turtles trapped in the derelict fishing net and brought the net to shore for disposal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young/Released)

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.

World Oceans Day: Protecting our oceans

World Oceans Day 2015

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.

Unique rescue operation saves two sea turtles

A unique rescue operation saves two sea turtles

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.

Coast Guard gives endangered sea turtles lift home

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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

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