Moment US Coast Guard Releases 200 Injured Baby Turtles Back Into Sea

This is the moment the US Coast Guard releases over 200 baby turtles which had sustained injuries during the nesting season back into the sea following treatment.

The collection included loggerhead, hawksbill, and green turtles that we all released in the sea by members of the US Coast Guard based in Fort Lauderdale in the US state of Florida last week.

According to officials, the younglings were injured during the nesting season before receiving treatment at several turtle centres.

In the footage, Coast Guard officials are seen releasing the small turtles back into the sea and watching them paddle away.

Credit: U.S Coast Guard/Newsflash

After initially releasing them one at a time, officials then take a crate of turtles and gently ease them into the water.

At the end of the video, a heavyset worker takes one of the last remaining turtles and says “hey buddy” before dropping it in the ocean.

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Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska,  Agency: Newsflash

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