Florida Marine Unit Saves Distressed Sea Turtle

Florida Sheriff’s Marine Unit Rescues Injured Sea Turtle From Estero Bay

Florida Marine Unit Saves Distressed Sea Turtle. Sea turtles, who are among the oldest creatures on earth, have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years; however, they face an uncertain future.

Sea turtles, who are among the oldest creatures on earth, have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years; however, they face an uncertain future.

The many threats to sea turtles include encroachment of coastal development on their nesting beaches and accidental drownings in fishing gear.

Of the seven species of sea turtles found worldwide, five of those species nest in Florida.

On Friday, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit was called out to assist Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) with an injured sea turtle in Estero Bay. Lee County Sheriff’s Office live-streamed this rescue Friday.

If you haven’t seen this yet, watch below as this Marine Unit meticulously rescues the distressed turtle.



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