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Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...