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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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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...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 488 False crawls: 446 Nests hatched: 339 Not hatched: 147 Nests remaining: 2 Hatchlings to Gulf: 25,378 Nest disorientations: 58 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
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...
Photographer at The Studio

Nature photography at The Studio

  The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is hosting “Chasing Light: A Collection of Wildlife and Fine Art Photography,” featuring...
Dolphin calf

Record year for dolphin calves

More dolphin calves have been born in Sarasota Bay so far this year than in any of the past 47 years, according to the...
Turtle nest excavation

Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...
Todaro, Pfeiffer study beach

Officials study Irma’s effects on AMI’s beaches

A team studied Anna Maria Island from stem to stern today, agreeing that Hurricane Irma took a bite out of the beach. The storm, which...
Redfish

Redfishing at its best

Late summer and early fall provide some of the area’s best opportunities for redfish. September is one of the premier months, a time when...
Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Scallop Search

Tenth annual scallop search defies odds

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual scallop search is the organization’s signature event. Designed to help scientists monitor scallop populations and engage citizen scientists, it is also...
Reel time seagrass

Seagrass: Rainforests of the sea

The seagrass meadows that surround Anna Maria Island are mostly hidden from view and are only exposed on extreme low tides during the full...