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Turtle nests laid: 513 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 590 Nests hatched: 144 Hatchlings hatched: 8,739 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 28 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort working to improve...
Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

HOLMES BEACH – Outdoor lighting at the Anna Maria Beach Resort is expected to become more turtle-friendly and safer for people after discussions following...
Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too?

HOLMES BEACH - Bortie Too has laid her second nest on Anna Maria Island at 66th Street,  Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

HOLMES BEACH – Sea turtle hatchlings whose dash to freedom on Independence Day was spoiled by lights got a police escort to the Gulf...

Where’s Bortie Too?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie Too has traveled 103 miles since being tagged and released after nesting on Coquina Beach on June 21. She may...
Bortie Too tagged, releasedvideo

Tagged sea turtle off to races

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

Turtle talks return

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Turtle Talks are back! Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos...
Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Spencer Quinlivan is a 9 1/2-year-old animal lover from Pinellas County with a soft spot for sea turtles and shorebirds. He visits the Island...
An even start to turtle season

An even start to turtle season

At the start of turtle season, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox reported three turtle nests as of Sunday...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

BRADENTON BEACH – It’s the first week of sea turtle nesting season, and while turtles jumped the gun on Longboat Key, none have nested...
Turtle watch volunteers ready for season

Turtle Watch volunteers ready for season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As the first day of turtle nesting season approaches and shorebirds begin pairing up and making nests, volunteers with Anna...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont renourishment halted by turtle deaths

EGMONT KEY – The renourishment of Egmont Key’s critically-eroded beaches is at a standstill because the project resulted in the deaths of six sea...

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is the winner of the People's Choice Award in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles race. She placed...

Turtle season soars into record books

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 2018 sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is a record-breaking success, due to the turtles and the volunteers...
Turtle release

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...