Photo by Paul Lepinskie
Sticking her nose out of her temporary home, a female loggerhead sea turtle, named 'Johnny,' makes her way to the ocean Sunday, July 28, from the Barrier Island Center, as part of the annual Tour de Turtles marathon, sponsored by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Johnny was found nesting in the early morning hours Sunday and was equipped with a tracking device and released at about 8:30 a.m. Hundreds of turtle-lovers witnessed Johnny's return to the sea. Her progress can be tracked at www.tourdeturtles.org.