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Updated: 05/08/2014 02:00:50PM

First nesting turtle is recorded on Manasota Key

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY COASTAL WILDLIFE CLUB

Coastal Wildlife Club sea turtle patrol volunteers John Leon and Bob Cowger stake the first loggerhead sea turtle nest on Manasota Key. The sea turtle nesting season extends from May 1 to Oct. 31.

By STEVE REILLY

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The Coastal Wildlife Club reported Friday the first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the 2014 nesting season on Manasota Key.

Zoe Bass and Wilma Katz — the primary permit holders overseeing volunteer sea turtle patrols on Manasota Key — said CWC volunteers John Leon and Bob Cowger discovered the loggerhead nest north of the public Manasota Beach and Caspersen Beach.

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