Watch Video: Massive 600 pound leatherback turtle is returned to the ocean by dozens of volunteers after it got stuck in a Cape Cod river

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Massive 600 pound leatherback turtle is returned to the ocean by dozens of volunteers after it got stuck in a Cape Cod river

  • A 600 pound leatherback turtle was safely returned to the ocean on Tuesday after volunteers helped free it from a river mudflat¬†
  • The 5-foot long turtle became stuck in the Herring River in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Sunday
  • Three groups of volunteers were needed to help the turtle, including checking its health
  • The turtle was tagged with identification trackers to monitor its health for the next month and an acoustic tag to track its migration pattern for years

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