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Reel Time: Preparing for fall fishing

Fall is here even though it may not feel like it. We still have the windows and doors closed and the AC on, but...

Red tide forecast remains high

High levels of red tide are forecast through at least Monday, Nov. 12 in waters around Anna Maria Island, according to the University of...

Reel Time: The Zen of fishing

The ancient word and concept of Zen have been co-opted to refer to things as diverse as a nail salon and a burger bar....
Winter the Dolphin

Coast Lines: AMI and Ocean Allies

The Anna Maria Island business community, tourism promoters, environmental groups and local governments could take a tip from the new Ocean Allies project in...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont Key renourishment starting soon

EGMONT KEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supplying the weapons in the only battle Fort Dade has ever seen – the...

November is Manatee Awareness Month

It’s been a tough couple of years for Florida manatees. So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of...

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is the winner of the People's Choice Award in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles race. She placed...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 534 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 543 Nests hatched: 447 Not hatched: 87 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 35,788 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 50 Related coverage Turtle season...

Red tide high through Monday

Patchy red tide is forecast to remain high in the air and water around Anna Maria Island through at least Monday, Nov. 5, according...

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...
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...

Reel Time: Yaz Crossing

The Gulf and flats that surround Anna Maria Island were just a day’s drive to the south, but they felt a world away as...

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...