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Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

‘The same stuff is left out weekly and it is obvious that the law is not being enforced.’

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Scores of turtles ‘wash back’ for rehab

Scores of turtles ‘wash back’ for rehab

a number of sea turtle ‘washbacks’ have occurred over the last two weeks due to the large amount of rain, wind and the larger high tides.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Mote thanks Longboat Turtle Watch

Mote thanks Longboat Turtle Watch

Mote Marine Laboratory thanked the Longboat Key Turtle Watch for supporting two student scholarships for the Lab’s summer camp programs. Both scholarship positions will be awarded as “The Orville Clayton Scholarship” to honor Clayton, who co-founded Longboat Key Turtle Watch in 1969 and passed away at age 99 on Sept. 4, 2014. According to the […]

April 27, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Turtle Watch Volunteers helped all 16 hatchlings survive.

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle Watch wants to limit audiences at openings

Turtle Watch wants to limit audiences at openings

This season’s sea turtle nest openings have drawn larger crowds than ever, upwards of 400 people and an average of 300 people. Over the years, the Longboat Key audiences for nest excavations have grown. The amount of participants showing up at the excavations has not dwindled in recent months and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

September 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

2012 turtle-nesting season going strong

2012 turtle-nesting season going strong

The total number of nests in the area covered by Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Patrol (Longboat Key through Venice) is more than double what was recorded at about the same time last year.

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Community embraces, supports Key Turtle Watch program

Community embraces, supports Key Turtle Watch program

Longboat Key Turtle Watch gratefully received a generous check…

June 4, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Life | Read More »

Turtle T-shirts on sale now

Turtle T-shirts on sale now

Longboat Key 2012 turtle shirts are on sale now. T-shirts are available for a $15 donation, and proceeds from the sale benefit the Longboat Key Turtle Watch group. T-shirts are available at the UPS Store at the Centre Shops of Longboat Key and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. The Longboat Key Turtle Watch group […]

December 24, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Turtle Watch donates to Mote

Longboat Key Turtle Watch donates to Mote

Mote Marine Laboratory offered thanks to the Longboat Key Turtle Watch, which donated $3,349 this week to Mote’s sea turtle programs and marine science education efforts. Turtle Watch volunteers presented donation checks to Mote staff Dec. 2, at the public Mote Aquarium exhibit “Sea Turtles, Ancient Survivors.” “We are excited to support Mote each year, […]

December 3, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Night Crawler

Night Crawler

A baby loggerhead heads to the Gulf Wednesday night, Aug. 24, on Longboat Key. Many of these turtle nest excavations are open to the public. Certified Turtle Watchers of LBK keep records for Mote Marine on all nests, hatchings and excavation data. Visit www.mote.org for more info.

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »