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Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight sea turtle nests were run over by a small vehicle – and seven had their marking stakes dislodged.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sea turtle nests prepped for storm

Sea turtle nests prepped for storm

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Turtle Watch and Mote Marine volunteers are busy removing sea turtle signage in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Longboat Key Turtle Watch Vice President Cyndi Seamon says the group has taken out all the sea turtle information placards already, which are Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) signs informing beachgoers […]

September 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches

Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches

So far this year, a record-breaking number of nests have been counted from the north end of Longboat Key to Venice – 4,385 loggerhead and 77 green turtle. nests.

September 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Resident says turtles suffer from out-of-control tourists

Resident says turtles suffer from out-of-control tourists

‘These guests basically utilize the beach at night as their own personal entertainment venue.’

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle season starts with pair of nests

Turtle season starts with pair of nests

More stringent ordinance enacted due to LBK having highest number of disorientations in area.

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

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Of 1,700 nests in the region that had yet to hatch, 686 nests were washouts.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle nests wiped out

Turtle nests wiped out

A preliminary survey shows that more than 50% of sea turtle nests were washed out by the storm.

September 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Late night turtle selfies causes conflict

Late night turtle selfies causes conflict

Woman posts video of herself handling Longboat hatchlings. The State is investigating.

August 24, 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 »