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Janine is a 20-year veteran journalist who puts her sleuthing skills to use unearthing deals and discounts for families in the Tampa Bay area. Raising her own two daughters has taught her that some of the best things in life are “free” but not necessarily “cheap.”
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Free turtle nesting walks
Posted Jun 24, 2013 by Janine Dorsey
Updated Jun 25, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Florida’s Gulf Coast is a hotspot for nesting loggerhead sea turtles, endangered green sea turtles and occasionally other sea turtle species. You can help scout local beaches for nests by joining Mote Marine Laboratory’s Turtle Walks — free educational strolls offered in collaboration with Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
A Mote volunteer will lead groups to look for signs of turtle nesting while discussing sea turtles and other local wildlife and natural habitats. The event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Walks begin at 6:45 a.m. every Saturday in June and July. Participants should meet at Hilton’s pool area and expect a leisurely 1.5 mile walk on Longboat Key.
Nesting season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31.
For more information, visit Mote’s website at http://www.mote.org/.