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Help hatchlings; leave lights home

It’s a trend that’s concerning state and local turtle officials – vacationers are increasingly taking the whole family out to the beach at night...
Sail

Imagine there’s no plastic

When Capt. Bill Brooker takes the Chomsky out on Sarasota Bay for a lesson or a charter, he watches the clouds for rain. He...

New manatee, turtle decals out

Show your support for manatees and sea turtles with new waterproof decals available for $5 each from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
Oil and rigs

Oil and gas lease sale set for August

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 78 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Lawsuit seeks protection from drilling

Environmental group Earthjustice has sued the Trump administration in Tampa federal district court for failing to complete a report about offshore drilling’s harms to...

Reel Time: Trade show features fishing gear

On Wednesday, July 11, I attended ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades held in Orlando, Fla. I made the trip with Steve...
Turtle window cling

First nests of season bittersweet

Updated July 17, 2018 A sixth nest was disoriented in Holmes Beach on July 17, north of 66th Street. A dozen hatchlings in poor condition...
Turtle bench

Turtle Watch at loggerheads with city on benches

HOLMES BEACH – After the fireworks on July 4, beachgoers saw a loggerhead sea turtle come ashore, collide with a bench on the beach...

Protecting and preserving the Gulf

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust As I read Jack Davis’ new...
manatees

Help manatees; boat safely

The 4th of July is a busy boating holiday with Florida’s waterways beckoning in-state and out-of-state boaters to enjoy its many charms, including manatees. Save...
bird harassment snowy plover

Bird harassment complaint investigated

HOLMES BEACH – An unidentified woman has frightened two snowy plovers and their three chicks off their nest at 5400 Gulf Drive condos, and...

Sarasota Bay Watch restoring clams

Sarasota Bay Watch conducted its fourth large-scale planting of Southern hard-shell clams Saturday, June 16. Over 30,000 clams were transported from Pine Island Sound...
Turtle releasevideo

Sea turtle tagged, off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie” was satellite tagged...
Eliza Ann release

Sea turtle to be satellite tagged

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle that will be named “Bortie”...

Why did the turtle cross the road?

ANNA MARIA – She was lost. She was pregnant. She just wanted to get home. The loggerhead sea turtle came ashore on Wednesday, May 13...