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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
Bortie Too tagged, releasedvideo

Tagged sea turtle off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Bortie I, Eliza Ann and Amie, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie Too”...
County to consider record high tourism budget

County to consider record high tourism budget

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Tourism officials voted to recommend a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)...
Non-toxic blue-green algae at Robinson Preserve

Non-toxic blue-green algae at Robinson Preserve

BRADENTON – Non-toxic blue-green algae is present at Robinson Preserve, according to today's report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Filamentous cyanobacteria (Lyngbya-like)...

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Mini reefs installed at Mar Vistavideo

Mini reefs installed at Mar Vista

LONGBOAT KEY – Ten mini reefs installed Friday under the docks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant will help fight red tide, START Director Sandy...
Blue-green algae remains

Non-toxic blue-green algae remains

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers in local waters and showed up in a new place this week – Warners Bayou in...
Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Blue-green algae lingers in local waters, but is non-toxic, unlike some places in Florida, according to a Friday, May 24...

Turtle talks return

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Turtle Talks are back! Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos...
Blue-green algae and red tide found in local waters

Red tide, blue-green algae persist in local waters

Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Red tide and blue-green algae persist in local waters, according to today’s reports from...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

BRADENTON BEACH – It’s the first week of sea turtle nesting season, and while turtles jumped the gun on Longboat Key, none have nested...
Fish house owner in Catch-22

Fish house owner in Catch-22

CORTEZ – As the Florida Legislative session winds down this week, Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is caught in a “Catch-22” –...
Turtle watch volunteers ready for season

Turtle Watch volunteers ready for season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As the first day of turtle nesting season approaches and shorebirds begin pairing up and making nests, volunteers with Anna...
Crawford dog park dedication Friday

Crawford dog park dedication Friday

BRADENTON - People and pups are invited to the Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m....

Helicopter crashes off AMI

Updated April 15, 10:07 p.m. - BRADENTON BEACH - A helicopter crashed off Coquina Beach Saturday afternoon with two men escaping injury. U.S. Coast Guard...
Earthy ideas from The Sun

Earthy ideas from The Sun

Odette Katrak was sitting at her computer in Bengaluru, India Googling “Imagine There’s No Plastic,” a song based on John Lennon’s “Imagine” that she...