Tyler the turtle is back at sea.
Mote Marine Laboratory staffers released the sub-adult Loggerhead Monday, June 3, on Anna Maria Island, nearly three months after he was found floating and lethargic with extreme barnacle growth on his neck and flippers.
After R&R at Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, staffers released him off Coquina Beach.
Tyler didn’t stick around for many photo ops. He didn’t hesitate before heading back to the sea.
Four days later, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staffers returned turtles Grinch, Turbo and Brutus to where they stranded on the East Coast for release after their stays at Mote.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Democratic Club
The Longboat Key Democratic Club assembled Tuesday, Dec. 10, for their monthly meeting at the Harbourside Clubhouse.
Colony owners oppose teardown
Town Manager Dave Bullock suggests Colony structures be torn down as a condition to the property keeping the grandfathered tourism units on the site.
Longboat Key Fire Rescue honors personnel
Firefighter/paramedics Brian Kolesa and Brandon Desch and Deputy Chief Matthew Altman received awards.