Two Oceans Aquarium Curator Maryke Musson posted a moving account of an incredible rescue of a Cape fur seal and a loggerhead turtle at Noordhoek Beach on Wednesday.
The pair were trapped in rope but luckily it was reported to the NSRI and both animals were rescued alive.
NSRI Station 26 Kommetjie team was amazing. Calm, efficient, professional and treated the animals sensitively and with tremendous respect.— Maryke Musson, Curator - Two Oceans Aquarium
The seal was not injured and was so happy to be cut free and hurried back into the waves, and the turtle came back to the Two oceans Aquarium with me for a good check-up, some TLC and warming up. The patient is doing well.— Maryke Musson, Curator - Two Oceans Aquarium
She explains that ghost fishing gear is sadly the biggest threat to sea turtles and marine mammals.
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