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Longboat Key Manatee County Nest Count

For the 2023 nesting season, we had 451 total sea turtle nests on the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key patrolled by Longboat Key Turtle Watch. If you are interested in learning more about sea turtle conservation, watch this video.

Friends of Freda

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Freda, a long-time Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteer, passed away on September 3. If you would like to make a donation to Longboat Key Turtle Watch in memory of Freda, you may do so by clicking here.

Emergency Contact Information

Adult Turtle Strandings:
     Mote Marine Laboratory
          Stranding Office

Nest Tampering: 
Fish and Wildlife Commission

Nest Monitoring:
     Mote Marine Sea Turtle Program

Longboat Key Police: 

Fish Kill Hotline: