Jones High students rescue stranded turtle
May 06, 2009 | 742 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Monday, the Aquatics Science Class from A.C. Jones High School took its annual field trip to the South Texas Coast to collect specimens. The last place the students stopped was the jetties, which are huge rocks which have been placed in the ocean to serve as a seawall. The students crawled down into the rocks to find specimens.

Levi Draper called to his classmates, “Come here and look at what I found. It’s a turtle!” It was a turtle – a 150-pound loggerhead turtle. It was stuck down between the rocks and could not get out.

The students applied their knowledge of physics and math and gradually (with much struggling) worked the turtle out of his death trap.

The students cheered when the turtle swam out to sea once again.

It is believed that the turtle had come in on high tide and then was trapped when the tide went out.

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