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Coast Guard releases endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crew members returned five endangered sea turtles to the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The turtles released were all Kemp’s Ridley turtles and ranged in size from 10 to 25 pounds. The Kemp’s Ridley is one of the smallest and most critically endangered of sea turtle species, with most nest sites along the eastern shores of Texas and Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.)



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This work, Coast Guard releases endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico [Image 1 of 3], by PO3 Manda Emery, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.23.2013

Date Posted:08.29.2013 11:33

Photo ID:1005846

VIRIN:130823-G-HN254-001

Resolution:3008x2000

Size:707.94 KB

Location:GULF OF MEXICO, TX, US

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Coast Guard releases 5 endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico

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