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Sun staff writer and photographer Cindy Lane covers the environment, tourism and Cortez, and is the Sun's digital and social media editor. Email
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 468 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 572 Nests hatched: 40 Hatchlings hatched: 2,441 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 6 Related coverage Where's Bortie Too? First hatchlings of season...
Pool, beach lifeguards train togethervideo

Pool, beach lifeguards train together

Lifeguards from the G.T. Bray Aquatic Center pool got salty today at Coquina Beach with beach lifeguards in a training exercise led by Manatee...
Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...
Dolphin

Dolphins still dying from recent red tide

Red tide is suspected of killing 177 dolphins over the past year in southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Elevated...

Postcards from The Sun

 
Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too?

HOLMES BEACH - Bortie Too has laid her second nest on Anna Maria Island at 66th Street,  Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – With red tide fresh in local memory and blue-green algae hanging around since May, everything that produces nutrients that feed...
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Seashells are fun to find, but should you take them home? It’s actually illegal to take some shells, and it may be bad for the...
First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

HOLMES BEACH – Sea turtle hatchlings whose dash to freedom on Independence Day was spoiled by lights got a police escort to the Gulf...
Blue-green algae warning signs coming

Blue-green algae warning signs coming

BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health plans to post caution signs at the boat ramp on the Braden River at State Road 64...
Surprise - more fireworks tonight!

Surprise – more fireworks tonight!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Don't pack up those American flag swim trunks and those red, white and blue beach chairs yet - the Fourth...

Where’s Bortie Too?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie Too has traveled 103 miles since being tagged and released after nesting on Coquina Beach on June 21. She may...
Beach umbrella

Tourist tax collections 2019

Here's a look at tourist tax collections in Anna Maria Island's three cities. Numbers reflect the approximate change from the same month in the...

Ugly Grouper worker carried Hepatitis A

Updated July 5 - HOLMES BEACH - The Manatee County Health Department has identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker...
Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Updated July 5, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Visitors to this resort island say it all the time when meeting folks from far-flung...