+ Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.
After being joined by Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers, the group watched closely as the turtle began nesting and then made its way back into the Gulf.
Week of June 22 through June 28
Nests - 64
False crawls - 128
Nests 295 389
False crawls 301 270