Leatherback sea turtle

Members of U.S. Coast Guard and Riverhead Foundation free 800-pound sea turtle. (credit: Riverhead Foundation/Facebook)

800-Pound Turtle Freed From Lobster Trap In East Hampton

The 5-foot-long reptile got entangled off Gardiners Island around 3 p.m. Sunday.


(credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Police Set Free Trapped 1,000 Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle

Boaters spotted the 6-foot, 1,000 pound sea turtle tangled in lobster pot lines about a mile north of Mount Sinai Harbor around 8:40 p.m. Monday.