Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 430 False crawls: 510 Nests hatched: 6 Not hatched: 2 Nests remaining: 422 Hatchlings hatched: 88 Nest disorientations: 5 Related coverage First nests of season bittersweet Turtle Watch at loggerheads...

Green turtle swimming free after hospital stay

ANNA MARIA - Shoshi, a juvenile green sea turtle, is swimming free in Tampa Bay after a successful rehabilitation and release Thursday morning, May...
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Manatee numbers down from 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) counted 6,131 manatees in Florida waters in surveys this winter, down 489 from the record 6,620...
Sister Keys Clean Up

Cleaning up the Sister Keys

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) conducted its annual Sister Keys Clean Up on Saturday, April 28. The event was hosted by the Chiles Group and...

Get the most out of spring fishing

Spring is definitely in the air. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and one of the most productive for all anglers,...
Tom Skoloda

Rollin’ down the river

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda got a very unusual gift from his wife, Alice Newlon, for his 75th birthday. It wasn’t anything to...
Chiles Earth Day

Culinary Celebration to help build oyster reefs

ANNA MARIA – Tickets are now on sale for the START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) Culinary Celebration at The Studio at Gulf and...
White ibis

Shorebird nesting season here

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - When you see terns two by two on the beach and snowy plovers in pairs, it’s a sure sign that...
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Manatee speed zones effective April 1

Seasonal manatee boating speed zones go into effect April 1. Intended to protect the state’s official marine mammal, which is a threatened species, the zones...
Hunter Parrish

Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
Skiers Island

Sarasota Bay Watch leads island clean up

This past Saturday morning dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for fishing or any number of other outdoor activities. On this particular morning,...
NEST

NEST open for learning, enjoyment

BRADENTON – Birds twittered right on cue as Charlie Hunsicker welcomed hundreds of people to the grand opening of the NEST at Robinson Preserve...
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Students paint environmental watercolors for cause

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School students are picking up their paint brushes to help support a nonprofit and protect the local environment. In...
Manatee

Manatee deaths on rise

Florida manatee deaths rose to 527 in 2017, seven more than last year and 24 more than the 10-year average of 503, according to...
Reel Time

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...