Entangled Turtle Rescued Outside Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown-High-14-620-65d-for-FBPROVINCETOWN – An entangled leatherback turtle was rescued yesterday just outside of Provincetown Harbor.

The Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response was able to disentangle the 500 pound male, who had become wrapped up in heavy fishing gear.

The animal was spotted by the Dolphin Fleet whale watch.

Officials encourage mariners to keep an eye out for entangled animals, particularly with turtles soon beginning their migration south.

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