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Turtle rainbow

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...
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...

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...

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...
Beach hole

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,...
Turtle map

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...

Sea turtle gallery

Loggerhead and green sea turtles nest and hatch on Anna Maria Island.

Run for the turtles

Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer Gail Garneau celebrated the end of sea turtle nesting season by running in the 2017 Great Turtle Trail Run...
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...
Turtle under chair

Turtle trap

Loggerhead hatchling

Balloon release harmful to marine wildlife

Balloon release concerns Turtle Watch BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was notified through an anonymous tip that on Friday,...