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Coast Guard To Help Release 500 Baby Sea Turtles

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is helping a marine scientist release more than 500 sea turtle hatchlings by hand off the coast of Boca Raton.

On Thursday, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale will assist Melanie Stadler, a marine scientist with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

A press release from the Coast Guard says it's committed to protecting endangered species.

The hatchlings come from turtle nests from beaches throughout Florida, a primary nesting ground for loggerhead sea turtles. The turtles are being released as part of a program run by the marine center.


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