+ Leatherback turtle released after two days of rehab
Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Hospital treated one of its largest patients ever recently. Lizzy, a 787-pound leatherback sea turtle rescued from Lee County, came to Mote for rehabilitation after stranding Tuesday, Jan. 5. She was released more than 20 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg two days later.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Night on St. Armands
On Friday, Dec. 6, St. Armands Circle transformed into a perfect winter wonderland with bright lights, classic holiday decorations and innumerable red Santa hats for their 35th annual Night on St. Armands. The entertaining evening was filled with music, dancing and of course, Christmas cheer.
VIDEO: Dead manatee discovered near Bird Key
Mote Marine Laboratory staff removed the body of a juvenile male manatee from Bird Key waterways before noon Friday, Dec. 6.
WEEKEND BEST BET: 35th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
St. Armands Circle will light up tonight in celebration of the holiday season.