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    Coast Guard releases endangered sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico [Image 1 of 3]

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

    GULF OF MEXICO, TX, UNITED STATES

    08.23.2013

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda Emery 

    U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

    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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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.23.2013
    Date Posted: 08.29.2013 12:52
    Photo ID: 1005846
    VIRIN: 130823-G-HN254-001
    Resolution: 3008x2000
    Size: 707.94 KB
    Location: GULF OF MEXICO, TX, US

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