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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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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