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Updated: 04/30/2014 09:06:05AM

Volunteer turtle trackers hit the beaches tomorrow

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DRAWINGS COURTESY OF JOHN SEEREY-LESTER

A female loggerhead turtle returns to the Guolf odf Mexico after nesting on Casey Key on July 9, 2012. The drawing wil be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, “Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester’s Turtle Journal,

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DRAWINGS COURTESY OF JOHN SEEREY-LESTER
A female loggerhead turtle comes ashore on Casey Key prior to nesting on July 9, 2012. The drawing wil be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, “"Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester’s Turtle Journal,
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DRAWINGS COURTESY OF JOHN SEEREY-LESTER
Tracks of a loggerhead turtle indicating a false crawl on June 20, 2002. The turtle came and went without digging a nest. The drawing wil be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, "“Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester’s Turtle Journal,
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DRAWINGS COURTESY OF JOHN SEEREY-LESTER

Tracks of a loggerhead turtle indicating a false crawl on June 20, 2002. The turtle came and went without digging a nest. The drawing wil be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, “Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester’s Turtle Journal,

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By KIM COOL

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There is a lengthy waiting list to become a sea turtle volunteer along the 35-mile stretch of gulf beach from North Longboat Key south to Caspersen Beach at Venice.

People like Mary Jo Perkins and Suzie Seerey-Lester are part of the reason. They have been patrolling a stretch of Casey Key Beach for some 12 years, walking miles each week at dawn to look for tracks of turtle nesting and hatching.

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