The first loggerhead turtle nest of the season was found today, April 30 — one day before the official start of nesting season — and reported to Mote Marine Laboratory.
The nest was laid on the Sarasota County portion of Longboat Key.
Beginning May 1, turn off or shield lights visible from the beach; no flash photography; pick up trash; and remove beach furniture and cabanas when you leave the beach. The efforts will help nesting turtles and their hatchlings by creating a clear nesting path and helping them to avoid disorientation.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Yacht Club Summer Camp
Children of the Sarasota Yacht Club learned to sail during a morning summer camp session July 11. The two-week sessions also include activities like trips to the beach, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sun 'n Sea Cottages Cornhole Tournament
The Romanach and Casella families compete in a cornhole tournament July 12, at Sun ‘n Sea Cottages. The families have been vacationing on Longboat Key for over 14 years and six years ago, decided to organize and play in a cornhole tournament during their stay.
Beach project wraps up
Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand was placed on the north end of the Key from North Shore Road to Broadway.