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Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...

Meet the young artists

Families and friends are invited to celebrate young environmental artists from Anna Maria Elementary at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4-5 p.m....

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is the winner of the People's Choice Award in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles race. She placed...

Turtle season soars into record books

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 2018 sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is a record-breaking success, due to the turtles and the volunteers...
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Hank’s and A Paradise help AMI Turtle Watch

HOLMES BEACH – A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals and Hurricane Hank’s teamed up for the inaugural Turtle Watch Wednesday fundraiser that raised more...

Businesses team up for Turtle Watch Wednesday

HOLMES BEACH – As part of their ongoing efforts to offset the economic challenges created by red tide, A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals...
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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...

Turtles hit all-time high

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Loggerhead sea turtles have hit an all-time high on Anna Maria Island, laying 504 nests since May 1, when the...

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is in 7th place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles, which began on Aug. 1. She...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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”...