Stranded sea turtle rescued from a beach in Waldport

Authorities have rescued a sea turtle from an Oregon coast beach for the second time in a week.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 6:56 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - Authorities have rescued a female olive ridley sea turtle from an Oregon coast beach for the second time in a week.

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The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is caring for both turtles.

A couple walking along the beach in Waldport spotted the second turtle on Dec. 15 and called the aquarium. A state parks ranger carried the animal to safety.

The aquarium said the turtle is in good health.

Caretakers plan to transfer the turtles to SeaWorld San Diego for treatment until they're ready to be released back into the wild.

The first turtle was found on Dec 12.

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