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Updated: 07/15/2014 08:00:03AM

Shorebirds not faring as well as turtles

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
These loggerhead hatchlings begin their life's journey. This season, local beaches are seeing high numbers of sea turtle nests.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY NYDIA KIEN

A Wilson's plover chick at Stump Pass.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY MOTE MARINE LABORATORY

These loggerhead hatchlings begin their life's journey. This season, local beaches are seeing high numbers of sea turtle nests.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY NYDIA KIEN

A Wilson's plover chick at Stump Pass.

By STEVE REILLY

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ENGLEWOOD — Sea turtle nesting is still going strong on Manasota Key. The same cannot be said of shorebird nesting on Little Gasparilla Island.

“The numbers continue to look very good,” Wilma Katz wrote in an email report on turtle nesting on Manasota Key. She and Zoe Bass are the state principal permit holders overseeing Coastal Wildlife Club volunteer sea turtle patrols on Manasota Key.

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