Coast Guard Cleanup

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA000009" title="Gulf of Mexico" href="/topic/international/gulf-of-mexico-PLTRA000009.topic">GULF OF MEXICO</a> - A large <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ANSP0000013" title="Loggerhead Sea Turtle (animal)" href="/topic/science/scientific-research/loggerhead-sea-turtle-%28animal%29-ANSP0000013.topic">loggerhead turtle</a>, six to seven years old and weighing more than 100 pounds, evades being netted by a team of sea turtle experts while swimming in the polluted waters of the Gulf of Mexico, near the site of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP002197" title="BP Plc" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/energy-resource-industries/petroleum-industry/bp-plc-ORCRP002197.topic">BP</a> Deepwater Horizon <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000243" title="Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)" href="/topic/environmental-issues/environmental-pollution/water-pollution/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-%282010%29-EVHST0000243.topic">oil spill</a>. He appeared to be in good condition, so the team decided not to capture him.
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( Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times )

GULF OF MEXICO - A large loggerhead turtle, six to seven years old and weighing more than 100 pounds, evades being netted by a team of sea turtle experts while swimming in the polluted waters of the Gulf of Mexico, near the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He appeared to be in good condition, so the team decided not to capture him.

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