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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Began May 1st

Sarasota County Natural Resources officials are reminding residents and visitors that sea turtle nesting season began May 1, and several local beaches are prime spots for mature female turtles to lay their eggs.

All sea turtles, including those frequent Sarasota County beaches like loggerhead, green and Kemp’s Ridley turtles, are protected by the Endangered Species Act, and Sarasota County’s Marine Turtle Protection Ordinance. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000. Sea turtle nesting continues through August.