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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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Groin project costs come in under $2.5 million
The groins will be built next summer near the North Shore Road beach access to help hold sand in place on the north end that is swept off the Key
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking luncheon July 10, at Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
Man dies in Lido wave runner crash
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