Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Patrol was in for a surprise this morning when it came across tracks leading to the first nest of the season.
Close to 100 eggs were laid by a loggerhead sea turtle, the most common species on local beaches, on Tuesday, May 6, on Longboat Key.
Mote monitors nesting along 35 miles of local beaches from Longboat Key to Venice throughout the nesting season, which runs May 1 through Oct. 31.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.