Mother and baby manatee released to Sarasota Bay

A manatee mother and her dependent calf – nicknamed Cola and Fizz – received a second chance at life in the wild after rehabilitation at the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

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Saturdays in June and July: Learn about sea turtles on free walks

Florida's Gulf Coast is a hotspot for nesting sea turtles, but how much do you know about our flippered friends? You can learn the tale behind the turtle tracks and scout local beaches for nests by joining Mote Marine Laboratory's free, educational Turtle Walks on Saturdays in June and July.

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