See larger Conservancy of Southwest Florida intern Emily Barks measures the shell of a female loggerhead while she is laying eggs on Keewaydin Island. When sea turtles are depositing their eggs, they go into a trance and are not bothered by lights or people. Barks and fellow intern Bonnie Fairbanks call this turtle Scratchy because it looks like someone has scratched barnacles off her shell.

Photo by LEXEY SWALL, Daily News

Conservancy of Southwest Florida intern Emily Barks measures the shell of a female loggerhead while she is laying eggs on Keewaydin Island. When sea turtles are depositing their eggs, they go into a trance and are not bothered by lights or people. Barks and fellow intern Bonnie Fairbanks call this turtle Scratchy because it looks like someone has scratched barnacles off her shell.

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