The United States Coast Guard released a video this week of the Delaware Bay sector coming to the rescue of a sea turtle stuck in a tough situation.

The Cape May County Herald reports that the Coast Guard got a call from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center of a sea turtle that was trapped in a fishing line.

According to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, the Coast Guard sent the Cutter Shearwater to the scene which was about 11 miles off the Cape May coast.

When the crew arrived, they saw sharks circling and launched one of their boats to help cut the turtle free of the fishing line.

The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service posted video of Petty Officer 3rd Class Mason Sanders cutting the turtle loose:
 
 

Thankfully, this story had a happy ending, with the cutter's officer in charge saying, "Everybody on the crew rallied around and worked together, and we were able to save that turtle."

Add this to the long line of unusual sea life stories that we've had in our neck of the woods this year.

Just earlier today, I shared the story of sightings of a bull shark in the Navesink River in the last few days.

Yesterday, we had the story of a Barnegat Light fisherman who got the surprise of his life when he pulled his net in and found a great white shark as part of that day's catch.

We've also had plenty of other shark stories, whale situations, and yes, the sea lice (if you haven't seen that one yet, you can check that story out here but be warned, you will itch just from reading it).

 

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