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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 rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 534 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 543 Nests hatched: 447 Not hatched: 87 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 35,788 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 50 Related coverage Turtle season...

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...
Where's Bortie excavation

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...
Turtle window cling

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...
Turtle bench

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...
Turtle releasevideo

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...
Eliza Ann release

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...