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Monday, December 18, 2017
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Catch and release: Pass it on

Talk of catch and release was once common among anglers. These days I’m seeing and hearing less about it and some of the postings...

Postcards from The Sun

Winter brings new species

Things are definitely turning toward a wintertime trend in the waters around Anna Maria Island. With the past couple of fronts, the water temperatures...
Lefty Kreh and Rusty Chinnis

All the best

In my life there have been a few people that have made a lasting impression. Some rise to the top, rich experiences, like cream...
Reel time Left Hand Casting

Left(y) is right

Close your eyes for a moment and visualize the first time you tried to ride a bike. If you were like me, it was...

Eliza Ann finishes in first place

In a burst of paddling prowess, loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann has finished in first place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle...
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It’s Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month, a time to appreciate our large, lumbering state marine mammals and learn how to co-exist with them when we’re...
Tripletail

Fall brings exciting fishing to AMI

Now that the first cold front of the season has arrived on Florida’s west coast, anglers can expect some of the year’s best fishing....
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 488 False crawls: 446 Nests hatched: 340 Not hatched: 148 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings to Gulf: 25,379 Nest disorientations: 58 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season one for record books

Sea turtle nesting and hatching season is ending on Anna Maria Island with the turtles doubling and tripling records, both good and bad. Nesting News Turtle...
Turtle Watch luncheon

Turtle Watch sets goals for future

HOLMES BEACH – Turtle Watchers gathered Saturday to assess accomplishments and discuss goals at their annual potluck luncheon at CrossPointe Fellowship. Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Turtle Tips

During sea turtle season, May 1 – Oct. 31, please follow these tips: Turn off lights visible from the beach and close blinds from...
Scallopalooza

Scallopalooza fundraiser ‘clamtastic’

Sarasota Bay Watch's annual fundraiser, Scallopalooza, on Saturday, Sept. 23 was once again a big success. SBW is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the...
KMB annual awards

Keep Manatee Beautiful announces winners

BRADENTON — Keep Manatee Beautiful is once again recognizing outstanding volunteers and organizations committed to keeping Manatee County looking good.K During the awards ceremony, held...
Cortez crab traps

Cortez fishermen ready crab traps for season

CORTEZ - The Florida stone crab harvest begins Oct. 15, and Cortez commercial fishermen are readying traps to drop them in Gulf of Mexico...