Displaying results 1 - 25 of 81 for sea turtles. Subscribe to this search
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of South Florida student found herself on the wrong end of a social media frenzy involving a teenager with the same name who made headlines for suing her parents. Commenters confused Florida's Rachel Channing with an 18-year-old New Jersey teen whose claims were denied Tuesday by a judge.
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they're about to expand the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center and build a residential sea turtle pool.
WILLISTON, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida man died and another was seriously injured when a tire flew off a passing car and hit them. The spinning tire hit 33-year-old Ivan Sandquist yesterday, killing him. It also struck 45-year-old James Fender, who was taken to a Gainesville hospital.
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials are hoping for another good sea turtle nesting season.
MIAMI (AP) — Trial dates could be set today for three remaining suspects in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, who was fatally shot during a burglary at his South Florida home.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four conservation groups say they'll sue the National Marine Fisheries Service because it's taking too long to analyze shrimping's effects on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
GARITA PALMERA, El Salvador (AP) — The Salvadoran fisherman who says he spent 13 months adrift at sea surviving on raw turtles, fish and birds has returned to his coastal hometown, where he was warmly welcomed by friends and family.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors deciding the fate of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a teen after an argument over loud music are entering their fourth day of deliberations. The 12 sequestered jurors returned today to continue deliberations. Michael Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The family of a man who died on a fishing boat says they still have unanswered questions after talking to an El Salvadoran castaway who was with him and apparently survived for 13 months at sea.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two loggerhead sea turtles rehabilitated in the Florida Keys have been released back into the wild.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A male and female loggerhead sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, have been released off the island chain.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The plane carrying a fisherman who says he survived 14 months in a small boat drifting across the Pacific has landed in his native El Salvador.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. - Just a few weeks ago we brought you the report on the start of the beach re-nourishment project for Anna Maria Island beaches. But due to the cold, windy weather earlier this week, the $12 million project had to be put on hold.
As we bid 2013 a fond farewell, here's a look back at the the stories that had people talking on the Suncoast throughout the year.
BOCA GRANDE, FL- On Friday, Dec. 13, Mote Marine Laboratory will release “Wildman,” a juvenile green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) that was found by a Mote research vessel operating earlier this summer in Pine Island Sound. The turtle, which was treated for papilloma tumors in Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, will be released at about 10:30 a.m. from Gasparilla State Park on Boca Grande (near the lighthouse).
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - It's time once again for one of the Suncoast's biggest events: the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Artists have spent days perfecting their creations in the fine sand at one of the best beaches in the world.
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials say national wildlife refuges offer benefits to humans as well as wildlife.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - Once nearly extinct, the green sea turtle is now coming back in record numbers. More than 25,000 nests were counted this year around the state; that's more than double the previous record.
Green Sea turtle nests hit record numbers.
SARASOTA, CO., FL - Wildlife officials have counted more than 25,000 green sea turtle nests along the 26 beaches this year.
SeaWorld advises fishermen to use "circle" hooks since turtles are less likely to swallow them than "'J"-shaped hooks.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Sea turtles have finished nesting on beaches from Longboat Key through Venice, where green sea turtles laid a record number of nests and loggerhead sea turtles also had a strong year, according to Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.
A young loggerhead turtle crawls through a pile of others waiting to be released Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, into the Altantic Ocean near Boca Raton, Fla. Coast Guard officials helped Melanie Stadler, a marine scientist with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, release almost 500 sea turtle hatchlings into the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)