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FWC seeks man photographed disturbing sea turtle nest

FWC seeks man photographed disturbing sea turtle nest

TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com)- State wildlife officials are looking for a man photographed this month disturbing a sea turtle nest in Sarasota County.

Sea turtles, their eggs and their nests are protected under state and federal law.

The photographer confronted the man Aug. 13 on Casey Key, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The man told the photographer he was collecting turtle eggs for release after hatching, but there is no program for such activity, the FWC said.



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