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CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) — A several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle – found tangled in a crab trap – was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium employees and Pinellas County deputies.

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The turtle was found Friday near Clearwater Pass, with the rope of a crab trap looped around its neck. It was believed to be between 400-500 pounds.

Rescuers disentangled the crab trap while keeping the turtle in the water and set it free.

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The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles.

In April, Mote marine rescuers helped a leatherback in similar circumstances.

The enormous turtles mainly nest on the Atlantic coast, but some live in the Gulf of Mexico.

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