SARASOTA COUNTY – In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Andrea along the Suncoast, it appears the coastline in our area held up well. There are, however, impacts to some annual visitors and their nests: sea turtles.
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.
Nearly three dozen sea turtles taken from the frigid waters of Cape Cod are recovering in Florida.
SARASOTA--More and more turtles are becoming disoriented according to officials at Mote Marine Laboratory.
SARASOTA, CO., FL - Wildlife officials have counted more than 25,000 green sea turtle nests along the 26 beaches this year.
SARASOTA - Sea turtle nesting season begins this Wednesday, but some new changes at Mote Marine Laboratory will have you seeing fewer nests on local beaches. But that doesn't mean the nests aren't there.
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.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Researchers are reporting encouraging numbers for sea turtle nests in Florida this year. In the nearly 200 nesting beaches being monitored, researchers report the second-highest nest count on record.
Green Sea turtle nests hit record numbers.
MANATEE COUNTY - With one month down and five more to go, sea turtle nesting season is well underway. And the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers are hard at work, searching for nests and collecting data along Suncoast beaches.
This year's sea turtle nesting season officially ended October 31 with only one nest still left on Casey Key. And despite two tropical storms disrupting some of the nests, scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory said it was a record-setting season.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has pleaded guilty to poaching more than 300 sea turtle eggs.
SARASOTA, FL. - A Sarasota Police officer on patrol saved nearly 100 sea turtle hatchlings on Lido Beach.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers hit the beach to help endangered and threatened sea turtles during Mote’s 27th Run for the Turtles today, April 6, on Siesta Public Beach.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Wildlife officials are looking for a man they say may be stealing sea turtle eggs. It happened two weeks ago on Casey Key. They say someone even snapped a photo of the guy in the act.
VENICE, Fla. -- Another beach renourishment project is on the agenda for a Suncoast beach. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is heading up the third renourishment project of Venice Beach and just confirmed they have received nearly $10 million of federal funds to move forward with the project.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Signs of red tide are back at most of Sarasota County's beaches.
ENGLEWOOD - Dead fish are causing a stink and respiratory problems at Blind Pass in Englewood.