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The Florida Aquarium cut the ribbon Wednesday on a sea turtle rehabilitation center in Apollo Beach. It will  expand efforts to save endangered turtles - and increase public awareness of them.

Environmental officials are investigating a freshwater turtle die-off in Florida.

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As the sun rises over St. Pete Beach, Tracy Andrews walks across the sand searching for turtle crawls.

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It's the time of year when wooden stakes and yellow plastic tape are boxing off sections of sand on area beaches.

Turtle nesting season begins this week.

Cases of Disoriented Nesting Turtles on the Rise

Jul 15, 2013
morguefile.com

It's the middle of turtle nesting season, as adult turtles are coming ashore to lay their eggs. But Sarasota and Manatee beaches are seeing a high number of turtles getting lost.