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Tim Thurman led the Longboat Key Turtle Watch group that found the first nest Sunday on the Manatee County side of Longboat Key.
Longboat Key Monday, May. 2, 2011 4 years ago

Two turtle nests found on first day of season

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Turtle watchers discovered the first turtle nests of the season Sunday, May 1 — the first day of the six-month nesting season.

Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers discovered a nest in the 6600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, on Longboat Key, while Mote Marine turtle watchers found another nest on the southern part of the island.

According to Hayley Rutger, Mote public relations specialist, volunteers also discovered a nest this morning on Siesta Key.

For more information, pick up the May 5 issue of the Longboat Observer.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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