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Anna Maria Island, FL
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Seagrass: Rainforests of the sea

Reel time seagrass
The seagrass meadows that surround Anna Maria Island are mostly hidden from view and are only exposed on extreme low tides during the full and new moons. Magical and mysterious like a tropical rainforest, they harbor and support a tremendous array of life.  And...

Outdoors

Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 488 False crawls: 446 Nests hatched: 319 Not hatched: 132 Nests remaining: 37 Hatchlings to Gulf: 24,434 Nest disorientations: 58 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
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...
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...