When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help

When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help

Ballo when fisher men saw a sick turtle floating in the water they realized he desperately needed help when a group of Tasmanian fisherman noticed a turtle floating out in the southern ocean they though it was a incongruous site and they decided to investigate. They knew the animal was way out of its comfort zone that far south, but when they maneuvered their boat closer the fishing party realized the turtle was not in a good way at all AT ALL that’s when they downed their nets, and decided to help the desperate creature instead. When they made their siting on January of 2017 The Fishermen had been trailing off the south eastern coast tasmania the Australian island state is located in the southern ocean and is surrounded by a fascinating array of sea life as well as many species that are native to the region Tasmanian waters place host to a number visiting whales dolphins , seals, and sea birds. So, it’s safe to say that any one who spends time on the open seas near Tasmania, will see their fair share of marine life. However, when the fisher man spotted one animal on their outing, it gave them pause. that’s because the creature was a Logger head sea turtle. Which, is far from native to local waters. Worryingly, the turtle the fisherman had found did not look too hot. The 220 pound adult male appeared to be very lethargic and sickly. His energy levels were so low that he was unable to submerge himself when the boat approached. Furthermore, he was carrying a lot of barnacles. The presence of so many of these sea parasites indicated the turtle had been inactive possibly from illness for some time. Concerned by the condition of their catch, the fisherman decided to call the Marine Conservation program. Based out of Hobart, this organization monitors the populations of Tasmania’s ocean based mammals and sea birds. It’s hotline primarily functions to allow the public to report sightings of aquatic mammals in distress. However, it was more than willing to send out some of it’s operators to assist the the ailing turtle. While they awaited help from the Marine Conservation Program, the fisherman tried to pull the loggerhead out of their vessel. “We were so happy to help this turtle in distress” one of their number, Richard Moore, revealed on Facebook. “We spent three hours on the bay at white beach trying to get him on our boat. It was such a great moment when we dragged him on board.” Soon , staff from the Marine Conservation Program came to relieve the fisher man. The deputation from the Marine Wildlife well fare group arranged temporary accommodation for the turtle over night at the near by Denaley fish mart they also organized a veterinarian appointment for him the following morning. In the mean time, the conservationists set about the painstaking task of removing the barnacles from the patient. They had to carry out this process one by one, to prevent from damaging the turtle. One of the rescue teams biggest concerns was the distinct possibility the loggerhead could consume trash from the ocean. {Stop polluting it} almost 26,500 tons of plastic makes it’s way into the world seas, each year. So, it’s easy for marine life to ingest those items. And , due to a strange similarity to other sea creatures, one of the biggest threats to turtles are plastic bags. Loggerhead seat turtles often confuse floating plastic bags to jellyfish.Which are a staple element in the species diet. However, once consumed the bags can cause catastrophic damage. They can become lodged in a turtles intestines, preventing them from absorbing nutrients, and even cause the unfortunate animal to suffocate, or starve. With that in mind, it was key that his rescuers got the turtle to a veterinarian, as soon as possible when they did they posted an update on the Marine conservation program’s facebook page. “The turtle was given a full veterinary assessment today, including X-rays to rule out some common culprits.”, it read. Thankfully, the veterinary examination found no trace of plastic in the turtle’s system. This was good news for all those involved. It meant Marine animal experts could concentrate on getting the animal better. As a result, they wasted no time getting the loggerhead on the road to recovery. The turtle has been given fluids and stripped of it’s barnacle hitch-hikers. The Marine conservation program post updated those following the story. What puzzled it’s rescuers the most was how the turtle had arrived in Tasmanian waters in the first place. In Australia, loggerhead turtles breed only on the Great Barrier reef, in Queensland and Northern-western Australia, to begin with, The facebook update continued. However, this animal could belong to One of ten sub-populations. Genetic analysis of loggerhead turtles found that Tasmania showed some originated from as far away as Oman? The Marine conservation program update gave no indication as to what had caused the captured turtle’s lethargic state. However, it may well have been because the waters off the coast of Tasmania were simply too cold for the creature. That is because water temperatures can have a major, and sometimes tragic, effect on loggerhead sea turtle’s metabolic rates. Logger head’s can become lethargic when entering water between 55 degrees and 59 degrees Fahrenheit, which, as we’ve seen is around the range of the sea temperature around Tasmania. If the temperature drops five degrees lower the animals begin to float, and take on a stunned appearance. Usually turtles avoid this scenario by migrati
ng to warmer waters as, and when, is needed. One theory online, suggested the turtle had landed himself in cold water after unwisely following a food source too far south. One Facebook user in Tasmania claimed that they had spotted an influx of the Portuguese manawar on the island’s beaches and since the loggerheads are known to eat the deadly jelly fish -type creature the poster suggested that this is what the turtle was after. According to National Geographic Magazine, the loggerhead sea turtle has been considered a threatened species since 1978. Threats to the species existence include pollution trowing, and of course, marine garbage. To combat these issues , a number of international conservation efforts are currently under way. Tragically, some efforts were too late for the Tasmanian turtle. In a sad update made in late February of 2017 The Marine Conservation Program told it’s followers that the loggerhead had a serious lung infection that had not responded to treatment. It was all just too much for the poor fellow after his ordeal.With heavy hearts knowing, that with the animal’s population at risk every turtle life is vital. Veterinarian experts at the organization took the merciful decision to put the patient down. So , the Tasmanian fisherman had joined a long line of animal lovers, doing their utmost to save the loggerhead. It was just unfortunate that their rescue came too late in the day for The Marine Conservation Program to save the poor creature. Never the less, with the loggerhead sea turtle in peril, the fishing party did the right thing and should still be applauded. Thanks for watching, don’t forget to subscribe.

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help

  1. Luke Payne says:

    This is why turtles need hands.

  2. Sinnombre Sanchez says:

    Bla bla just bla bla in this fu video

  3. T Olsen says:

    "video" consists of a few repeated photos with narration- turtle gets lung infection & dies…hooray! Thumbs DOWN.

  4. Aaron Thompson says:

    Barnacles gives me the heebie geebies

  5. no1canbeme310 says:

    This is why I love SeaWorld and other aquariums.. they dont have to worry about sea life

  6. christorpher84 says:

    What a waste of timev

  7. MizzzKitty says:

    This is exactly why I have started and tried to eliminate plastic(s) all together in my life.
    You should try too.

  8. Marc Padilla says:

    We need to clean up the ocean. Pronto.

  9. SaiGon APBT23 says:

    shut video too much talking about jack

  10. Filomatia says:

    I am impressed by how many low attention span people thumbed down the video and are complaining in the comments.

  11. Hayley Marie says:

    Well I wished I'd never watched this now I thought there would be a happy ending not o yeah by the way he died cheers for that 😢 🐢 ♥

  12. Beenz 75 says:

    Stopped watching because of the pointless 30s intro

  13. Bugembe Ronny Wasswa says:

    It's irritating

  14. Power of Sempol says:

    I randomly click the thumbnail just to see how they remove the parasites. But instead getting what I'm looking for, I end up with master degree in marine biology..

  15. Sean and Andy says:


  16. Sean and Andy says:


  17. Kristen Lenihan says:

    How can fisherman who kill animals for a living and deprive other animals of food be called “animal lovers” that’s infuriating.

  18. Liz S says:

    The pumping text, pictures and clips got me dizzy.

  19. Jake Squareshoes says:


  20. Gwn Albert says:

    Just mute what u talk to much

  21. Joan Berry says:

    Thank you for trying to help this beautiful turtle!

  22. Lynnette mendoza/hutchison says:

    Am mad sorry about the turtle please people stop dumping

  23. Michael Whinnery says:

    All of the man made things that he name that endangered turtles not one of them hurt this turtle it was Barnacles and lung infection had nothing to do with plastic bags or trash or whatever else he named it was a freaking lung infection and barnacle that killed this poor turtle That's Mother Nature

  24. Mark Tierney says:

    Shit vid , fcuk off

  25. phils781 says:

    Damm I watched this whole thing and his ass died … great , wtf lol

  26. Marka Freebird says:

    Thanks for the dose of egativity and sad ending.

  27. Mochii Chim_chim_ says:


  28. Mochii Chim_chim_ says:

    I hate barnacle..poor turtle😢

  29. Søsser Gade says:

    Se ALL have to support to be Care OFF plastic in the sea . I Will cry. I Will help

  30. Sammi todoroki says:

    Those barnicals look painfull

  31. Ilya Magomedov says:

    Long intro.

  32. Surendra Negi says:

    We watch you tube to see videos not pics in videos

  33. 팅즈 says:


  34. Belia Luedke says:

    very good. 😀

  35. Elizabeth Farrell says:

    nice. 😀

  36. SocialjusticeWorrier says:

    Fishermen ok one word

  37. Gonorrhea Breath says:

    That's not a jellyfish… it's a Portuguese Man of War… Do 2 seconds of research please. PS: the Portuguese Man of War is so amazing! Read up on "it" (it's not even an 'it')

  38. Ani Pancake says:

    What's the point of this vid if you're gonna tell us it died? 🐝 don't kill my vibe!

  39. Dylan O'Dell says:

    What the fuck is up with that annoying blur/pulse effect??

  40. tre nap says:

    Glade you guys came along

  41. Caterina Venturelli says:


  42. Romi Dogra says:

    Thank you for trying to help. If we don’t try, we will not succeed even when there isn’t anything as serious happening as the lung infection this poor fellow had. 😕

  43. talia k says:

    What are barnacles and how are they created on their backs?

  44. Rajeev Singh says:

    boss..do not leave sight of the subject..you went into too big other details..

  45. Brylle Jade Licayan says:

    Yea I didnt get through the entire video after that 3 intros put me off. Choose one of it man. Barnacles!

  46. Jun Yan says:

    Turtle: I am ok!
    Human: no, u a not ok, we try to save u.
    Turtle: oh, thank god.
    Human: ur condition is so bad, but we can treat you, it is too late.
    Turtle: what happen?
    Human: we can not let u suffer, so we have to kill u.
    Turtle: but I just want to live, leave me alone.
    Human: no, we can not stand there and do nothing, we try to save u species, we will kill u, and u will appreciate it.

  47. Paloma San Basilio says:

    Turtle was covered with a “ Fiesta” blanket @4:29

  48. durs KonZ says:

    I cam feel some goosebumps….around here

  49. KanadianSpaceProgram says:

    3:34 That's not a jellyfish, it's portuguese man o' war.

  50. Jam Slam says:

    Barnacles are the ticks of the sea!

  51. ·XxChilGamerxX · says:

    Don't let the barnacles get out of hand

  52. ·XxChilGamerxX · says:

    Those who say just scrape the barnacles off are dumb. This isn't one of those satisfying video channels.

  53. Russ Gallagher says:

    Fifty-five degree water is damn cold and for an animal that's cold-blooded it certainly would make it lethargic.

  54. ruhi samani says:

    Some people throw their old Cars and Tvs in the Seas and Rivers!

  55. Deepak M S says:

    where is video u punk…stop ranting so much

  56. deny r says:

    Shitty editing

  57. hell to breakfast says:

    Good topic. Terrible video.

  58. Green Brain says:

    Bla bla bla bla bla.

  59. PAP3RMAN 732 says:

    4:45 nice shell turtle friend.

  60. Mack Mate . Com says:

    Thanks for helping the turtle

  61. _duhh_itz_nene *•* says:

    Barnacles can suck my az

  62. Scott Wallace says:

    No one feels sorry for all the barnacles that died.

  63. Annay Ruthy says:

    You should have clean it n put it back in the sea to die there stupid people

  64. Thomas Vetor says:

    Those barnacles should have been removed immediately , not 2 days later for vet care , very sad the turtle passed away. """"Angel Turtle """

  65. Raquel Torres says:

    😢 I'm so sad that the sea turtle passed. 🐢

  66. clem says:

    Great story. 👍 👍 🇦🇺 🙃 👌 🍺

  67. B-Man 123 says:

    Man, I hate humans! Throw your freaking trash away!!

  68. Carolyn Jones says:

    Stop the pollution

  69. bevill72able says:

    Praise Almighty, Loving, Most Beautiful Lord Father God for people who help HIS creatures and animals in HIS, Most Beautiful, Loving and Only Saving SON, KING JESUS WORTHY HONORABLE AND PRAISEWORTHY NAME!!!! Amen. Thank You Beautiful Lord God!!! Thank You Beautiful Lord King Jesus!!!!

  70. Terezinha Silva says:

    Eu acho que devem queimar os mariscos senão voltão pro Mar e fazem novas vitimas Obrigado Brasil !!!

  71. Taco 7887 says:

    I get angry at humans! There's a reason to why there's so many barnacles. In old days there was a balance between seacreatures, barnacles, fish etc. But because people polute the waters the barnacles thriwe in the water and climate change is also at fault. Barnacles are important for other animals in the sea and it cleans the poison from the saltwater that WE pour in the sea (oil,soap) so we need the barnacles and that's why there's so many!
    IF we wanna get rid of the right amount so there's a balance again for the ocean can't survive without barnacles, snails and other water cleaning creatures, then we got to stop poluting the water, or we'll get more and more as the ocean "asks" the be rinsed. But whales, turtles and so many other creatures can't handle them, it's not all to have few, that actually good as they clean certain stuff away or lure certain species of fish the creatures can eat, but because we changed the climate and polute the waters and we including I are all at fault, it is as it is. 😭
    How can we stop it?
    We can try to reduce usage of soap and that kind of products, make sure the items)food we buy are from companies that don't polute and don't use ships (containerships ) that polute and try to purchase food & items from the country which we come from, then we stabilise our economy but refuse the use of containerships! And STOP using so much cleaning products when we can use baking soda and vinegar!
    We always point fingers and yes, a company like Nestlè is horrible in these crime so good idea NOT to buy anything from them! But instead ask "WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THIS A BETTER PLACE AND SAVE SEACREATURES AND OTHER ANIMALS"? IF WR ALL DID WHAT WR CAN the mother nature will find its balance again, we'll save our jobs by purchasing our own products and the circle will slowly but steady go clockwise again 😍🙏🏼❤️
    I'm NOT pointing fingers, I polute too or find my self forget closing the water tap , buying non ecological /fairtrade Or food/intens from my country Or chocolate etc from Nestlé 😫 but then I do it better the next day and do it even better , for its hard when "they" made sure we are addicted to purchasing baby formula from Nestlé or whatever or ecological is too expensive or we buy the cheap tuna can when we know dolphin died.
    But then try do better again, and we all do little better and the world will be much much better !
    Barnacles isn't the problem WE ARE !

  72. Leona Heraty says:

    God bless the fishermen and everyone else who helped the turtle. I'm sorry to hear he didn't make it but his Spirit is now happy and healthy on the Other Side.

  73. Ragil Urip says:


  74. christian gauthier says:

    Barnacles are mostly harmless, provide useful hunting camouflage , and are easily removed by the turtle scraping itself off on a rock, assuming you'd think the turtle actually wants it off… Now, barnacles on a ship brings drag, which means you need more resources and energy, therefore more fuel or frantic rowing, to move the ship. But a turtle is a frikkin' dinosaur: it won't even feel the things.

  75. Shyla S says:

    People should really stop using plastic. Especially plastic water bottles and we should always carry a water bottle and refill it. We should also have cloth bags for shopping

  76. Cubes Anthony says:

    Treat the earth and seas beautifully , this is the world ,, that we live-in & all within her .

  77. TriColoredTiger says:

    It’s an oxymoron to say that the fisherman are animal lovers.

  78. Flat Earth Preacher says:

    wow more BS

  79. SHEILA Miller says:

    Omg can you just let video play without all that talking. You shoulda been a female dude.

  80. M a Khan says:


  81. Birgitta Brown says:

    Thank you for trying 🙁

  82. Yui Komori says:

    The sea ticks… And also excuse me but I'd like to see that the turtle is fine now.

  83. Brian Platt says:


  84. LightYerPipe says:

    waffle waffle waffle. Get to the point and stop repeating yourself.

  85. Christy Bounds says:

    I blame Walmart and many other stores that use plastic bags,for making sea turtles endangered.😠🤕🐢

  86. Lucero Silver Star says:

    That's why in my country we don't have sea.

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  88. William Harvey says:


  89. Carolyn Botkin says:

    I hate sad endings😡save your heart some pain and don’t watch these assholes drag you to the end just to piss you off

  90. Chill_ Out says:

    Who thumbs down helping animal s

  91. zosia piasek says:

    We destroy everything, in the ground, in water and in the air. We will die soon…. And also the conflict with Iran, that's all we lack. Bravo!

  92. Missy Maria says:

    If the same amount of people who pretend to be outraged, actually went outside and did something to help make the world better, change would’ve happened long ago. But most people would rather sit on their asses, watching these types of videos all day, and complain about it. Saying “Humans are awful” “I hate people” “Humans destroy everything” does nothing but ease the conscience lazy asses. So stop complaining, and volunteer!!

  93. Adam Warren says:

    1:43 That looks disgusting

  94. Mary Wagner says:

    God Bless

  95. Goti's life says:

    I would have straight removed all the barnacles from him. I wouldn't take so much of time as they took for test n shit. I'm sorry mate, humans sometimes are stupid. It needed an emergency removal. And they waited for the test to be done.

  96. Jay Cash says:

    I don't understand this. I fully completely understand why they help and that's always good. Really good. And to help with the heart situation is good too but to make the decision to put the turtle down is not good..he should've died in the ocean like anture intended. He could've lived for years with that condition and y'all just out em down. Obviously the turtle lived to the point of y'all putting em down.so idk why they stuck they noses in and killed em. Smh not good. Not good at all

  97. destroyer omar says:

    Yea he ate bag give it back

  98. Kyle Leung says:

    ora ora ora! break the barnacles

  99. Mulchqueen says:

    People should follow the guidelines here when finding a sea turtle in trouble with barnacles…Always transport to a hospital facility…do no harm…https://www.blue-world.org/bw/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NETCET_Standard-protocols-physical-examination-of-stranded-sea-turtles.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2xItTxqGuNRUZ12Z4_ndRL-qI4Pt-aTE9FZO3jy2rpjPQ5iuK3vXIXxJc

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