Lido Beach, Florida
December 27, 2011, 9 a.m.
"The sea turtle crawled to the water's edge and blinked. News cameras clicked. People cheered. Then she flapped her flippers like wings and disappeared into the surf. Her return to the Gulf of Mexico ended a 10,000-mile odyssey that almost killed her--but not quite."
From "The Homecoming" by Elizabeth Armstrong Hall (Spider, July/August 2015)