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Sea turtle nests in daytime

Sea turtle nests in daytime

A female sea turtle came ashore and began laying her eggs around 8 a.m.

July 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tighter turtle rules pass

Tighter turtle rules pass

Commissioners adopted the ordinance that will require exterior lighting and interior lighting not reach the beach.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle nesting breaks record

Turtle nesting breaks record

It is only two months into sea turtle nesting season and Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are announcing that 2016 has already been a record-breaking season for sea turtle nests.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

Right now, the biggest obstacle to the reproductive success of turtles on Longboat Key is Commissioner Phill Younger.

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Green sea turtle nesting breaks record; loggerheads look strong

Green sea turtle nesting breaks record; loggerheads look strong

“We’re really pleased that green sea turtles broke their local record this year and that loggerheads, and the overall total, might tie with their best year yet.

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

400 turtle nests wiped out in storms

400 turtle nests wiped out in storms

High tides, massive rains engulfed the nests.

August 29, 2015 | 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 »

Sea turtle freed after Mote rehab

Sea turtle freed after Mote rehab

After the turtle got her bearings on the shore, Mote staff guided her to sea.

May 11, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sea turtles start nesting

Sea turtles start nesting

Mote research has shown that loggerhead sea turtle nest numbers have increased locally in recent years.

May 11, 2015 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote releases rehabbed turtle

Mote releases rehabbed turtle

Mote Marine Laboratory staff released a rehabilitated sea turtle Monday, Sept. 29, from the shore of Longboat Key. The juvenile green sea turtle, nicknamed “CJ,” was found with a severe boat strike injury on Sept. 28, 2013 at a dock near Mote’s buildings on City Island, Sarasota. On Monday, after a year in Mote’s Sea […]

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »