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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...
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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...
Coquina 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...
Perico Preserve

Preserving our nature legacy

Less than five miles from Anna Maria Island, Robinson Preserve, Perico Preserve and the Neal Preserve protect nearly 800 acres of prime estuarine habitat....
Shark dragging

Shark dragging incident has Island ties

The first week of an ongoing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation into an online video of a shark being dragged behind...

Eliza Ann, turtles, love AMI

It’s a record sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island so far this year, but Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Eliza Ann release

Eliza Ann off to the turtle races

Eliza Ann is warmed up and ready to race beginning Aug. 1 in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle migration marathon. The race’s object...
Dune vegetation destruction

Dune destruction sparks concerns

HOLMES BEACH - Work has temporarily stopped at 102 77th St. after the city was alerted to dune destruction on the Gulf-front site. Building Official...