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Final sea turtle nesting numbers

Final sea turtle nesting numbers

November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta was among three keys that broke their individual numbers this year for nesting sea turtles, Mote Marine has reported. Siesta had a total of 636 this year, Mote said, compared to 476 in 2016. Four of those were green turtle nests. Casey Key saw a drop year-over-year, however. The 2017 total was 1,853, compared […]

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Mote marine red tide

Technology seen as one key to fighting red tide, Mote Marine volunteer tells Siesta Key Association audience

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Technological advances — including the use of drones — are among the keys expected to unlock the continuing mysteries of red tide, a 26-year volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium told about 60 Siesta Key Association members during their May 4 meeting. Erin Tom “Tommy” Vaughan-Birch, a Florida native who […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

LIONFISH IS DELISH! The month of July is feeling alot like a Lionfish awareness month. We don’t usually hear that much about these cool looking animals with red and white zebra stripes. We don’t see them in the display cases of many fish markets and they are never caught by fisherman as these fish can’t […]

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