Here’s the Video of Yesterday’s Rescue of “Yawkey,” the Giant South Carolina Leatherback Turtle

by Chris Dixon

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Image courtesy of the South Carolina Aquarium..

Yesterday, a team of heavy lifters armed with muscles and a 4×4 rescued a 450-pound juvenile leatherback sea turtle who had stranded on a remote beach in South Carolina. If you think this turtle is big now, realize that when it’s fully grown, it will weigh four times as much. Here’s a video of the rescue provided by the South Carolina Aquarium and NBC Charlotte.

Here’s a link to our original story.
In Pictures – The Incredibly Difficult Rescue of an Incredibly Large South Carolina Leatherback Turtle

And an update from Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper.
Leatherback sea turtle to head back to open water.

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