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Bortie Too tagged, releasedvideo

Tagged sea turtle off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Bortie I, Eliza Ann and Amie, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie Too”...
Reel Time: The morning run

Reel Time: The morning run

The surroundings flooded my senses as the morning dawned, a receding thunderstorm having just ionized the air with a freshness that only served to...
Non-toxic blue-green algae at Robinson Preserve

Non-toxic blue-green algae at Robinson Preserve

BRADENTON – Non-toxic blue-green algae is present at Robinson Preserve, according to today's report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Filamentous cyanobacteria (Lyngbya-like)...
Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Sarasota Bay Watch and ninety-one community volunteers from Sarasota and Manatee County conducted their annual New Pass underwater cleanup Saturday, June 8, at Ken...
Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of...
Mini reefs installed at Mar Vistavideo

Mini reefs installed at Mar Vista

LONGBOAT KEY – Ten mini reefs installed Friday under the docks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant will help fight red tide, START Director Sandy...
Blue-green algae remains

Non-toxic blue-green algae remains

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers in local waters and showed up in a new place this week – Warners Bayou in...
Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

The mountains of northeast Georgia hold a special appeal for fly fishers and are one of my favorite destinations. The countryside along the Sautee Valley...

Reel Time: Stripers on the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob...

Turtle talks return

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Turtle Talks are back! Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos...
Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Spencer Quinlivan is a 9 1/2-year-old animal lover from Pinellas County with a soft spot for sea turtles and shorebirds. He visits the Island...
An even start to turtle season

An even start to turtle season

At the start of turtle season, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox reported three turtle nests as of Sunday...
Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

Reel Time: Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

It was one of those mornings where time almost stands still, where we wish it would. A light, cool, late spring breeze ruffled the...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

BRADENTON BEACH – It’s the first week of sea turtle nesting season, and while turtles jumped the gun on Longboat Key, none have nested...
Fish house owner in Catch-22

Fish house owner in Catch-22

CORTEZ – As the Florida Legislative session winds down this week, Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is caught in a “Catch-22” –...