sea turtles

It’s Turtle Time!

Although sea turtle nesting season started on May 1, the first nest was found on Longboat Key on April 30th according to Mote Marine Laboratory Reports. Scientists, interns and volunteers from Mote patrol the beaches from Longboat Key to Venice to document nests. The season runs until October 31. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation [...]

Thirty years ago scientists were worried that the green turtle might become extinct. So the survey, recently released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Institute that showed it had been a record breaking year for green turtle nests was cause for celebration. Sea turtles dig about 80 percent of their nests in the United [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking Florida beachgoers and residents, who live along the beach, to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. The nesting season in southwest Florida usually begins in May and goes thru October. Florida is the place where more sea turtles [...]