The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew thought they had found drugs floating on the ocean. What happened next was a testament to maritime stewardship and service honor.
Things like fishing line and plastics are generally made from petroleum products: oil.
Since oil and water don’t mix, species that live in the water usually get tangled. Observe the next two sea creatures that have had their world turned upside down by pollution.
Enter the Coast Guard to save the day.
If that U.S. Coast Guard Cutter had not been trained to observe the waters for the kind of debris that can be used to move drugs, those two turtles would have died a slow and excruciating death.
The Coast Guard and other service corps are trained to rescue lives and that includes the lives of wild animals in distress. This video is from the official U.S. Coast Guard YouTube channel and as it states at the end:
If you see wildlife in danger, you should report it to the proper authorities ASAP