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Mote Marine Lab reminds area residents to be kind to Marine Life this Independence Day

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As you enjoy Southwest Florida's coastal waters this July 4 weekend, Mote Marine Laboratory, a nonprofit research and education institution, the Sarasota Police Department, and Suncoast Charities for Children, would like to remind boaters to follow Coast Guard-approved safe boating guidelines and use vigilance to avoid striking sea turtles, manatees and dolphins.

Keeping local waters and beaches safe will be especially important during the July 4 weekend, when local waters and beaches will be busy for the holiday, and during the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix on July 2 and 3 off Lido Beach.