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Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 531 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 545 Nests hatched: 400 Not hatched: 61 Nests remaining: 70 Hatchlings hatched: 32,143 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 43 Related coverage Turtles released...
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Where’s Bortie?

Picking up the pace and moving ahead to 11th place from 12th in a field of 13, loggerhead sea turtle Bortie continues to swim...
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Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie has dropped to 11th place in a field of 13 contenders in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles. Lingering...

Turtles released despite red tide

Hatchling sea turtles that are disoriented and rescued will continue to be released into the Gulf of Mexico despite the red tide, under instructions...

Turtles hit all-time high

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Loggerhead sea turtles have hit an all-time high on Anna Maria Island, laying 504 nests since May 1, when the...

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is in 7th place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles, which began on Aug. 1. She...

Help hatchlings; leave lights home

It’s a trend that’s concerning state and local turtle officials – vacationers are increasingly taking the whole family out to the beach at night...

New manatee, turtle decals out

Show your support for manatees and sea turtles with new waterproof decals available for $5 each from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
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First nests of season bittersweet

Updated July 17, 2018 A sixth nest was disoriented in Holmes Beach on July 17, north of 66th Street. A dozen hatchlings in poor condition...
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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...
Parkland turtle

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...