Sea turtle asks for help after getting caught in a net

May 16, 2017 11:35 pm Last Updated: May 16, 2017 11:35 pm

 

This courageous sea turtle in the video below is both extremely smart and lucky.

The turtle swam to a boat and seemed to ask for help from the people aboard, after getting caught in a “ghost” net.

Ghost nets are fishing nets left behind or lost in the ocean. Since they are nearly invisible in the dim light of the ocean, the nets can entangle sea creatures like sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, seabirds, and crabs.

These creatures can then suffer problems such as starvation, cuts, infection, and suffocation.

This poor sea turtle had part of the net wrapped around her throat, causing intense pain. The kind people freed the turtle from the mass of nets and treated her wounds with iodine before being released back into the ocean.