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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EDT Wednesday... * locations...coastlines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of high tide. * Impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ................................(mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......1109 PM.....10.2-10.6/2.4-2.8...minor...... Stamford CT..........1126 PM.....10.1-10-5/2.3-2.7...minor...... Bridgeport CT........1123 PM......9.4-9.8/2.1-2.5....minor...... New Haven CT.........1122 PM......8.6-9.0/1.9-2.3....minor...... Old Field NY.........1125 PM......9.4-9.8/2.1-2.5....minor...... Glen Cove NY.........1126 PM.....10.2-10.6/2.3-2.7...minor...... -- Tuesday Apr.25 17,10:00 PM

800-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued on Long Island after Getting Caught in Rope of Lobster Trap

A large sea turtle weighing 800-pounds was rescued on Long Island after getting trapped.

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Over the weekend, on Sunday, an 800-pound Leatherback Sea Turtle was rescued by marine biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation after it got caught up in rope of a lobster trap.

The sea turtle was found just off of Gardiners Island in East Hampton. The rescue response occurred after a call came in from U.S. Coast Guard officials at about 3 p.m.

The sea turtle, measuring 5-foot long had a line of rope wrapped around its flippers and neck.

After the rescuers cut the rope, the turtle dove and swam away.

The rescuers ensured the animal was not in distress by remaining in the area another 30 minutes.

The foundation urges people to report any sightings of sea animals in distress by calling (631) 369-9829.

[Source: CBS New York]