The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 31 - May 16, 2012


Celebrate Endangered Species Day


Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Cindy Lane | Sun
An endangered West Indian manatee swims in
the Intracoastal Waterway off Holmes Beach.

Friday is Endangered Species Day, a great time to go on a scavenger hunt to find as many imperiled species as you can on Anna Maria Island.

No fair feeding them, hugging them or taking them home – just paint pictures of them, photograph or watch them – and enjoy!

Here are a few:


West Indian manatee
Green sea turtle
Hawksbill sea turtle
Kemp's ridley sea turtle
Leatherback sea turtle


Loggerhead sea turtle
Gopher tortoise
Least tern
Piping plover
Snowy plover

Species of Special Concern

Black skimmer
Brown pelican
White ibis


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