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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Eliza Ann finishes in first place

In a burst of paddling prowess, loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann has finished in first place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 488 False crawls: 446 Nests hatched: 340 Not hatched: 148 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings to Gulf: 25,379 Nest disorientations: 58 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season one for record books

Sea turtle nesting and hatching season is ending on Anna Maria Island with the turtles doubling and tripling records, both good and bad. Nesting News Turtle...
Turtle Watch luncheon

Turtle Watch sets goals for future

HOLMES BEACH – Turtle Watchers gathered Saturday to assess accomplishments and discuss goals at their annual potluck luncheon at CrossPointe Fellowship. Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Turtle Tips

During sea turtle season, May 1 – Oct. 31, please follow these tips: Turn off lights visible from the beach and close blinds from...
Turtle nest excavation

Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...

Eliza Ann, turtles, love AMI

It’s a record sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island so far this year, but Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Eliza Ann release

Eliza Ann off to the turtle races

Eliza Ann is warmed up and ready to race beginning Aug. 1 in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle migration marathon. The race’s object...
Turtle under chair

Turtle trap

Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
Turtle nest

Longboat Key goes darker for turtles

LONGBOAT KEY – Turtles will not see as much light on Longboat Key when the town begins enforcing its new turtle lighting ordinance beginning May...
sea turtle release

Sea turtle release sets Mike free

Mike the sea turtle is on her way to the wild blue after her Monday release from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. The female loggerhead...