Upside down sea turtle saved by rescue team

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Upside Down Sea Turtle Saved by Rescue Team


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren't the only heroes in a half shell.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation crew teamed up with Nature Conservancy to create a pretty heroic duo and help one special lady out of a troublesome situation.

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According to the conservation's Facebook page, a loggerhead sea turtle was found not only upside down but wedged between two rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve, about an hour and a half north of Miami.

The endangered animal was trapped and uncomfortable, leading the wildlife teams to step in and help save her by flipping her over and lifting her out.


Because of the size of the loggerhead sea turtle, the process was a real challenge!

But it was totally worth it for the rescue teams that report, once free, she "quickly crawled back into the water and swam off like a champ."

While the two teams were able to help the sea turtle, they want to remind beachgoers that this isn't an operation for every day people.

If you come across nesting female turtles or hatchlings in trouble, steer clear and call experts for help.
You can do your part by leaving the beach the same, or even better, than you found it.

This includes taking all of your trash and belongings with you as well as filling any holes you might have left behind.

As for this saved reptile, we hear she made it back just in time for the premiere of "Finding Dory."

Related: Also see these turtle hatchlings head to the sea:

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BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A green turtle is held as marine turtle specialists prepare to release the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are seen before they are released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, transfers some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into a box before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, transfers some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into a box before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Jessica Shafer (2nd R) helps marine turtle specialists load onto the boat boxes of some of more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, as they prepare to release them into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, carries some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are seen before they are released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard BM2 Humberto Diaz pilots the boat as turtle specialists on board search for a spot to place the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A researcher releases some of the more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Jessica Shafer helps David Anderson, a Marine Turtle Specialist, carry a box of some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, as they prepare to release them into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick (L) and David Anderson, both Marine Turtle Specialists, release some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, wait to be released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick, a Marine Turtle Specialist, prepares to release a Loggerhead turtle as it joins more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick (L) and David Anderson, both Marine Turtle Specialists, release some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A Loggerhead hatchling swims in the water as more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: David Anderson, a Marine Turtle Specialist, prepares to release a Loggerhead turtle as it joins more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A Loggerhead hatchling swims in the water as more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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