Olive Ridely Rescue

Sea turtle rescue- olive ridley turtle freed from ghost net

A former HPA student (Class of ’03) was fishing offshore in Hawaii and came across a derelict net that had totally entrapped an Olive Ridley turtle.  Through their caring actions they were able to release the poor turtle from the net and it swam away quickly, apparently unharmed.

Thanks to the folks who took the time to save this turtle… It most certainly never would have escaped on its own.  This example shows how devastating ghost nets and other marine debris can be to marine life.