Watch these divers rescue a pair of sea turtles

May 5, 2017 6:28 pm Last Updated: May 5, 2017 6:28 pm

Maldives is famously known for its pristine waters. Off the coast of Maldives, a group of divers found a couple of loggerhead sea turtles that needed their help.

Turtles are known for their long lifespans. Did you know that they can live for a hundred years? One reason why turtles are some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures under the sea!

However, their population is rapidly decreasing because of illegal poaching around the world. Poachers kill these turtles in order to sell their hard shells. They are also vulnerable to marine pollution.

Videos about turtles getting caught in trash are viral on the web, and this is an example. Fortunately, these divers knew better and decided to let these turtles loose.

Sea turtles are an endangered species and we need to look out for what we can do protect them. Cheers to these divers for doing their part for our marine wildlife!