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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

Red tide forecast high through Saturday

Red tide is forecast to be high in the air and water around Anna Maria Island through at least Saturday, Nov. 3, the Florida...

Then and Now

   
Red tide sign

Red tide high through Monday

High levels of red tide are back in the air and water around Anna Maria Island, and forecasters predict high levels will continue through...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling off, then back on ballot

Even though it addresses two entirely unrelated subjects – prohibiting oil drilling and indoor vaping - Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 will be included on...
Cortez flea 1024 rope

Old salts enjoy the Cortez Nautical Flea Market

From rigging to radios, all things nautical were on sale at the 21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Florida Maritime Museum on...

Red tide loan center relocates

The U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center moves today to the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N. in Bradenton Beach to help...

Red tide weekend forecast good

The red tide forecast predicts very low concentrations of the toxic algae in Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay waters at the north tip...

Turtle season soars into record books

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 2018 sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is a record-breaking success, due to the turtles and the volunteers...
red tide resources

Air sampling for red tide toxins

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and the Florida Department of Health are now taking air samples 8-10 miles from Sarasota County beaches to measure how...

Tourism winter cure campaign set to launch

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Manatee County’s new tourism marketing campaign will run from November through the winter tourist season to counteract the loss of...

Red tide predictions for weekend: Low

Low concentrations of red tide are predicted in Island waters from Oct. 13-15 by NOAA and the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Queen of the night

From a spindly, thorny cactus in Bradenton Beach, this single bloom burst forth last night, Wednesday Oct. 10, after Hurricane Michael sped past Anna...
Red tide foam

Hurricane Michael could make red tide better – or worse

Updated Oct. 16 - Hurricane Michael’s violent churning in the Gulf of Mexico could break up the red tide bloom that has affected Southwest...

Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to...