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Updated: 06/23/2014 04:26:45PM

A bit of green among Manasota Key nesting turtles

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Liz Wallace/Marine Photobank photo

A green sea turtle snacking.

By STEVE REILLY

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ENGLEWOOD —After a banner year in 2013 for green sea turtle nesting in Florida, the Coastal Wildlife Club volunteer patrols on Manasota Key report their first two green sea turtles nests this season on the barrier island.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, loggerheads are the most common sea turtles found in Florida waters. Green turtles generally are expected to nest in Florida from June to late September. Females generally nest every two or three years, and lay an average of three to five egg clutches of 128 eggs per season. Females can lay up to 10 nests per season.

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