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
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.