+ Turtle nests continue to hatch
Turtles wrapped up nesting last month, but it’s still nesting season through Oct. 31.
Nests continue to hatch from Longboat Key to Venice, according to Mote Marine Laboratory — so keep those lights out and those beaches free of furniture and debris.
Mote also asks boaters to be vigilant when it comes to turtles. In September, it received and/or recovered seven boat-struck turtles. Typically, 25% of turtles Mote examines show signs of human interaction, such as boat strikes or entanglement. But in September, all seven turtles, two of which survived, showed such signs.
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11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Longboat’s final nest hatches
The Key’s final nest hatched earlier this week during the last week of nesting season.
Cops Corner: Longboat Key
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.