Sea turtle nesting season on Manasota Key is May 1 - October 31. The key hosts the densest sea turtle nesting beach on the west coast of Florida!
Plastic pollution is impacting our waters, if we do nothing by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. We can take action to reduce single use plastics.
What to know to be sea turtle friendly while sharing the shore with nesting sea turtles.
A critically endangered Kemp's ridley nests on Manasota Key(Lepidochelys kempii). The Kemp's ridley is a daytime nesting sea turtle. They typically nest on a windy day early in turtle season. If you see a turtle that looks like this please take photos and give us a call immediately. 941-212-2214.
video: CWC volunteer Robin Jenkins
A watched nest never boils but sometimes you just get lucky.