Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum free meeting June 4

The Sarasota Bay Fisheries forum — a group for anglers, scientists and others seeking to proactively address fisheries management topics in the Sarasota Bay area — is gearing up for its next meeting. The free meeting is open to the public and will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4...

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Sea Turtle Rescued by Coast Guard released after care at Mote Marine Lab

A loggerhead sea turtle rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and treated for boat-strike injuries at Mote Marine Laboratory was returned to the wild today, May 8, from Lido Key in Sarasota County. The 255-pound, adult female turtle is nicknamed “Mrs. Turt Lee” after Chief Petty Officer Ekahi Lee, supervisor of the Coast Guard crewmembers who rescued the animal.

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