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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Band Together To Help 7-Year-Old Burn Patient
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.READ MORE: Milder Breeze Returns Along With Showers This Week
The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles.
In April, Mote marine rescuers helped a leatherback in similar circumstances.
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