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

Our Public Turtle Walks are cancelled for 2020.

Emergency Contact Information

Adult Turtle Strandings:
     Mote Marine Laboratory
          Stranding Office
          941-988-0212

Nest Tampering: 
     
Fish and Wildlife Commission
         888-404-3922

Nest Monitoring:
     Mote Marine Sea Turtle Program
         941-388-4331

Longboat Key Police: 
      941-316-1977

Fish Kill Hotline: 
      800-636-0511