Photo by Paul Lepinskie
Isabella Venanzi, 10, of Melbourne Beach, adds her artistic touch to a mural at Barrier Island Sanctuary Center Sunday, July 28. The aquatic-themed mural was one of the activities for children, organized for the release of two loggerhead sea turtles earlier in the morning, as part of the Tour de Turtles marathon, sponsored by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Hundreds came to see the turtles named 'Rippley' and 'Johnny' make their way back to the ocean. The turtles' progress can be tracked at www.tourdeturtles.org.