A nest named for a top turtle recently hatched at 6429 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The Virginia Sanders nest — dedicated to the longtime Longboat Observer Turtle Watch columnist — had 115 hatchlings, one of which was alive when Turtle Watchers excavated it.
Sanders’ daughter, Beth Brewer, sponsored the nest in her mother’s honor.
For information about named nests, visit lbkturtlewatch.com.
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