Longboat Key Manatee County Nest Count

For the 2019 nesting season, we had 631 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.

Public Turtle Walks -Saturdays in June & July

Join us on Saturdays in June and July for Public Turtle Walks! Meet at 4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive at 6:45am. No reservation needed.

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: