Bali Marine Police release sea turtles back to the sea

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KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A boy pours water over a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Sea turtles wait to being released at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A sea turtle walks to the sea after being released by Indonesian Marine Police at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A foreign tourist sprays water over sea turtles before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A woman touches the head of a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of Indonesian Marine Police prepare to release sea turtles at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Sea turtles wait to being released at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A foreign tourist pours water over a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A foreign tourist pours water over a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A foreign tourist pours water over a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A girl pets a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A woman touches the head of a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A man measures the size of a sea turtle before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: An Indonesian Marine Policeman prepares to release a sea turtle at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Foreign tourists carry a giant sea turtle as they help Indonesian Marine Police to release sea turtles at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 17: A boy sits amongst sea turtles before Indonesian Marine Police release them at Kuta Beach on September 17, 2015 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Marine Police seized 45 turtles from illegal poachers on a ship in the North Bali waters during an operation on September 16th. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
A picture shows a giant turtle before it is released by tourists into the sea at a beach in Kuta, near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 17, 2015. Indonesian marine police seized 45 turtles from a boat on Singaraja waters during an operation on September 16. AFP PHOTO / SONNYTUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesia police release turtles into the sea at a beach in Kuta, near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 17, 2015. Indonesian marine police seized 45 turtles from a boat on Singaraja waters during an operation on September 16. AFP PHOTO / SONNYTUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesia Marine police release a turtle into the sea at a beach in Kuta, near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 17, 2015. Indonesian marine police seized 45 turtles from a boat on Singaraja waters during an operation on September 16. AFP PHOTO / SONNYTUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
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On Thursday Indonesia's Marine Police seized 45 sea turtles from an illegal poaching ship in Bali. Locals and tourists alike assisted police in returning the animals to their natural habitat. See the awe-inspiring photos above.

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