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A Coast Guard Station Provincetown, Mass., 25-Foot Defender Class Boat crew assisted in disentangling a Leatherback sea turtle near Truro, Mass., Monday.


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This work, Coast Guard Crews Assist Entangled Leatherback Sea Turtle, by Telfair Brown, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.17.2012

Date Posted:09.19.2012 9:44AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:156366

VIRIN:120917-D-OY189-846

Filename:DOD_100494878

Length:00:00:35

Location:BOSTON, MA, USGlobe

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