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Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 430 False crawls: 510 Nests hatched: 6 Not hatched: 2 Nests remaining: 422 Hatchlings hatched: 88 Nest disorientations: 5 Related coverage First nests of season bittersweet Turtle Watch at loggerheads...
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Turtle Watch at loggerheads with city on benches

HOLMES BEACH – After the fireworks on July 4, beachgoers saw a loggerhead sea turtle come ashore, collide with a bench on the beach...
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Sea turtle tagged, off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie” was satellite tagged...
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Sea turtle to be satellite tagged

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle that will be named “Bortie”...

Why did the turtle cross the road?

ANNA MARIA – She was lost. She was pregnant. She just wanted to get home. The loggerhead sea turtle came ashore on Wednesday, May 13...
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Parkland victims memorialized with turtle nest

When Brianna Villegas Vindiola saw the Adopt-a-Nest plaque dedicated to the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives in the Parkland shooting on...

Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto...
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Saving turtle eggs from Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto kicked off the hurricane season a few days early, sending Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox...

Green turtle swimming free after hospital stay

ANNA MARIA - Shoshi, a juvenile green sea turtle, is swimming free in Tampa Bay after a successful rehabilitation and release Thursday morning, May...

Turtles dig the dark

Turtle season is on! From now until Halloween, residents and visitors to Anna Maria Island’s Gulf front and Bay front properties can help threatened nesting...
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...
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Holes on beach dangerous to people, turtles

Holes on the beach are no longer accidents waiting to happen. Two children recently got trapped in a hole that they dug on the beach,...
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Turtles, birds, need our help

CORTEZ – Everyone who visits the beach can help sea turtles and shorebirds, Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
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Students paint environmental watercolors for cause

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School students are picking up their paint brushes to help support a nonprofit and protect the local environment. In...

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...