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Cindy Lane

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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
Where's Bortie excavation

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie has dropped to 11th place in a field of 13 contenders in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles. Lingering...
Paul Barricklow

Mote working on ozone solution to red tide

CITY ISLAND – There may be a breath of fresh air on the red tide-stained horizon. Mote Marine Laboratory is testing ozone as a way...
Manatee County logo

County funding shellfish to fight red tide

BRADENTON – As red tide hit high levels last week in Anna Maria Island waters, Manatee County announced it is expanding a program that...
Red tide cells

Red tide bloom can affect your health

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Scratchy throats, itchy eyes and coughs persist with the continuing red tide that showed up on Friday, Aug. 3 in...

Turtles released despite red tide

Hatchling sea turtles that are disoriented and rescued will continue to be released into the Gulf of Mexico despite the red tide, under instructions...

Turtles hit all-time high

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Loggerhead sea turtles have hit an all-time high on Anna Maria Island, laying 504 nests since May 1, when the...

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is in 7th place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles, which began on Aug. 1. She...

Moon over Anna Maria Island

While we’re partial to sunsets on Anna Maria Island, moonrises are pretty special too.

Help hatchlings; leave lights home

It’s a trend that’s concerning state and local turtle officials – vacationers are increasingly taking the whole family out to the beach at night...
Sail

Imagine there’s no plastic

When Capt. Bill Brooker takes the Chomsky out on Sarasota Bay for a lesson or a charter, he watches the clouds for rain. He...

New manatee, turtle decals out

Show your support for manatees and sea turtles with new waterproof decals available for $5 each from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
Bell Guthrie aerial

Bell submits Butler Act evidence

CORTEZ – The A.P. Bell Fish Co. submitted 44 pieces of evidence on Friday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that a...
Oil and rigs

Oil and gas lease sale set for August

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 78 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Lawsuit seeks protection from drilling

Environmental group Earthjustice has sued the Trump administration in Tampa federal district court for failing to complete a report about offshore drilling’s harms to...
Turtle window cling

First nests of season bittersweet

Updated July 17, 2018 A sixth nest was disoriented in Holmes Beach on July 17, north of 66th Street. A dozen hatchlings in poor condition...