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Hunter Brasington

Generation next

A cool wind ruffled the waters of the Manatee River and clouds scudded overhead as we left the relative calm of Warner’s Bayou and...
Turtle map

Turtles, birds, need our help

CORTEZ – Everyone who visits the beach can help sea turtles and shorebirds, Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
manatee decal

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...
Jamie Allen

Fishing with Captain Jamie Allen

When I asked Capt. Jamie Allen to describe his profession, he didn’t hesitate. “I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Not...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling proposal may be headed for ballot

Updated March 27, 2018 The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) has selected 25 of 36 proposals, including Proposal 91, to send to its Style and...
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,...
Twin Piers

Beach issues bridge AMI, LBK

BRADENTON – Longboat Key and Manatee County officials plan to talk more frequently about issues affecting the islands on both sides of Longboat Pass...
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...
Turtle Watch notecards

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...
Red knot

Christmas bird count results in

There were no French hens, geese a-laying, swans a-swimming or partridges in pear trees, but local Audubon volunteers found plenty of birds in the...
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: Planning for the new year

New Year’s resolutions are a part of the story of the holidays. In my experience, this tradition has spawned more jokes than resolutions that...
Sewage spill

Palma Sola Bay water advisory posted

Updated Dec. 22, 2017 - This advisory has been lifted except for Palma Sola Creek as of Dec. 22; the bay is safe for water...
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...