Be kind to marine life during this boating season

As the weather warms up and you enjoy Southwest Florida's coastal waters this boating season, Mote Marine Laboratory recommends that boaters follow Coast Guard-approved safe boating guidelines and use vigilance to avoid striking sea turtles, manatees and dolphins.   Please see below for tips for beachgoers and boaters.

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Learn about sea turtles during free walks on Longboat Key

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 starting June 18 through July 30.

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