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Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...

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Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – With red tide fresh in local memory and blue-green algae hanging around since May, everything that produces nutrients that feed...
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Seashells are fun to find, but should you take them home? It’s actually illegal to take some shells, and it may be bad for the...
Blue-green algae warning signs coming

Blue-green algae warning signs coming

BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health plans to post caution signs at the boat ramp on the Braden River at State Road 64...
Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Updated July 5, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Visitors to this resort island say it all the time when meeting folks from far-flung...
Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

BRADENTON - Blue-green algae persists in Robinson and Perico Preserves, and has caused its first fish kill. “Blue-green algae and brown algae have become pervasive...
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)...
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...
Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Blue-green algae lingers in local waters, but is non-toxic, unlike some places in Florida, according to a Friday, May 24...
Blue-green algae and red tide found in local waters

Red tide, blue-green algae persist in local waters

Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Red tide and blue-green algae persist in local waters, according to today’s reports from...
Turtle watch volunteers ready for season

Turtle Watch volunteers ready for season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As the first day of turtle nesting season approaches and shorebirds begin pairing up and making nests, volunteers with Anna...
Earthy ideas from The Sun

Earthy ideas from The Sun

Odette Katrak was sitting at her computer in Bengaluru, India Googling “Imagine There’s No Plastic,” a song based on John Lennon’s “Imagine” that she...

Red tide detected off Manatee County coast

Updated April 5, 2019 - The April 5 FWC report shows background concentrations of red tide off Hillsborough and Sarasota counties, but none off...

No red tide in short-term local forecast

Updated March 8, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Today’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) report shows no red tide predicted in...