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Red tide takes toll on marine life

Dolphins Red tide is suspected of killing 41 dolphins in August in Southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the first...
Reel Time

Reel Time: On the road to St. Marys and Cumberland Island,...

This past week I had the pleasure of an adventure to coastal Georgia when I accompanied my wife to a tai chi workshop in...
red tide diver crab

A scuba diver’s view of red tide

The recent red tide produced fish kills that littered the Island’s Gulf-side beaches and this begs the question: Are there any fish left in...
Red tide sunset

Red tide lessens

Red tide is lessening off Anna Maria Island, according to today's report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Red tide is a...

Reel Time: The good, the bad and the ugly

This past Sunday morning I launched my boat to check out the red tide situation and look for places to fish. In the process...
Red tide cells

Red tide FAQs

What is red tide? A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plantlike organism). In the Gulf of Mexico, it is Karenia...

Red tide ‘flu’ nothing to sneeze at

Sore throats, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, headache, eye irritation, rashes – people on Anna Maria Island with some of these symptoms are complaining...
Red tide sign

Red tide update

MANATEE COUNTY – Red tide continues to impact Anna Maria Island beaches and Manatee County waterways. In water samples tested by the Florida Fish and...
red tide Recovery Meeting

Restaurateurs combat red tide

CORTEZ – Local restaurateurs, food and beverage industry professionals and others gathered at the Swordfish Grill last week to discuss the economic impacts of...
Where's Bortie excavation

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie has dropped to 11th place in a field of 13 contenders in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles. Lingering...
Paul Barricklow

Mote working on ozone solution to red tide

CITY ISLAND – There may be a breath of fresh air on the red tide-stained horizon. Mote Marine Laboratory is testing ozone as a way...
Beach raker Tide Raker Read

Beach raker to the rescue

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County equipment operator Mark Taylor has played a crucial role in the red tide cleanup efforts taking place on...
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County funding shellfish to fight red tide

BRADENTON – As red tide hit high levels last week in Anna Maria Island waters, Manatee County announced it is expanding a program that...
hands along the water

Hundreds send positive message about the environment

The Gulf of Mexico was churning up more dead sea life and caustic smell Sunday morning, the result of the latest red tide outbreak....
Red Tide Sunset

Governor declares state of emergency due to red tide

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency due to impacts of red tide in Manatee County and six...