An animal rights activist saved a sea turtle and the footage is so sweet! Chella, the activist, was walking down a beach in the Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu when something caught his eye.

Approaching, he noticed something struggling in the sand. A turtle was caught in a fishing line. Chella quickly worked to remove the turtle from the line. Working carefully, he unwrapped the line from the turtle and it soon scuttled off to a new life in the ocean.

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Check out the footage:

Source: Uncle Johnny/YouTube

During the coronavirus lockdown in April 2020, many turtles were given a safer opportunity to lay eggs and over 60 million eggs were laid in 2020. This has led to a “much safer and productive hatching season.” According to Sea Voice News, “Adding the eggs laid by turtles with more security due to the blocking of activities by Coronavirus, the authorities have come to estimate that, in total, there will be about 60 million.”

Read more about turtles and plastic in One Green Planet, including the turtle with 100 pieces of plastic found in its stool, and the baby sea turtle that was found dead after eating 104 pieces of plastic.

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