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Volunteer Scott Aldrich, left, places a wet towel around the neck of a 250-pound loggerhead turtle that was rescued after Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples. The turtle was originally spotted, and believed to be injured, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday underneath the Naples Pier before it drifted north. Water conditions were too severe to pick up the turtle by boat and it was too far off shore to reach from land. Collier County employees and volunteers observed it through binoculars until Monday evening. 'There are no obvious signs of injury,' said Maura Kraus, the principal environmental specialist for Collier County. 'But, she's emaciated and has small barnacles on her skin which is an indication that she hasn't been swimming very strongly for quite a while.' This is the 18th turtle that Collier County has rescued this year. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Volunteer Scott Aldrich, left, places a wet towel around the neck of a 250-pound loggerhead turtle that was rescued after Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples. The turtle was originally spotted, and believed to be injured, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday underneath the Naples Pier before it drifted north. Water conditions were too severe to pick up the turtle by boat and it was too far off shore to reach from land. Collier County employees and volunteers observed it through binoculars until Monday evening. "There are no obvious signs of injury," said Maura Kraus, the principal environmental specialist for Collier County. "But, she's emaciated and has small barnacles on her skin which is an indication that she hasn't been swimming very strongly for quite a while." This is the 18th turtle that Collier County has rescued this year. Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • Volunteer Scott Aldrich, left, places a wet towel around the neck of a 250-pound loggerhead turtle that was rescued after Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples. The turtle was originally spotted, and believed to be injured, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday underneath the Naples Pier before it drifted north. Water conditions were too severe to pick up the turtle by boat and it was too far off shore to reach from land. Collier County employees and volunteers observed it through binoculars until Monday evening. 'There are no obvious signs of injury,' said Maura Kraus, the principal environmental specialist for Collier County. 'But, she's emaciated and has small barnacles on her skin which is an indication that she hasn't been swimming very strongly for quite a while.' This is the 18th turtle that Collier County has rescued this year. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Barnacles can be seen on the skin of a 250-pound loggerhead turtle that was rescued when Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples. The turtle was originally spotted, and believed to be injured, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday underneath the Naples Pier before it drifted north. Water conditions were too severe to pick up the turtle by boat and it was too far off shore to reach from land. Collier County employees and volunteers observed it through binoculars until Monday evening. 'There are no obvious signs of injury,' said Maura Kraus, the principal environmental specialist for Collier County. 'But, she's emaciated and has small barnacles on her skin which is an indication that she hasn't been swimming very strongly for quite a while.' Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Naples residents Christina Conly, left, and Mark Thackery stop to take a peak at a 250-pound loggerhead turtle that was rescued after Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples. The turtle was originally spotted, and believed to be injured, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday underneath the Naples Pier before it drifted north. Water conditions were too severe to pick up the turtle by boat and it was too far off shore to reach from land. Collier County employees and volunteers observed it through binoculars until Monday evening. 'There are no obvious signs of injury,' said Maura Kraus, the principal environmental specialist for Collier County. 'But, she's emaciated and has small barnacles on her skin which is an indication that she hasn't been swimming very strongly for quite a while.' Lexey Swall/Staff

A 250-pound loggerhead turtle was rescued when Collier County beach maintenance workers found it being buried in the surf Tuesday morning just south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples.

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