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Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

In 2016 the town of Longboat Key finally adopted a series of measures to protect endangered sea turtles during the nesting season.

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mote sheds light on Turtle Nesting, Longboat revises turtle ordinance

Mote sheds light on Turtle Nesting,  Longboat revises turtle ordinance

Mote Marine Laboratory documented the first three local sea turtle nests of 2017 — two on Sunday, April 30, and one on Monday, May 1 — in Venice, Florida.  Mote scientists, interns and more than 250 volunteers in Mote’s Sea Turtle Patrol monitor nesting activity on Longboat Key through Venice every day of sea turtle […]

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches

Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches

A total of 70 out of 193 hatched nests resulted in disoriented turtles on our beach so far this year.

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

New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges

New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges

“The north end is pretty dark until you hit Twin Shores and the south end. Sarasota County, has a lot of light hitting the beach.”

August 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 »