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Red Tide Report

Red tide forecast clear

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The red tide forecast for Anna Maria Island is clear through Sunday, Feb. 24, according to today’s NOAA report and...

Postcards from The Sun

 

Beaches to get new sand

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island beaches are scheduled to get new sand, beginning with a minor repair to Coquina Beach this year, followed by...
Red Tide Report

Red tide in air; water clear

Updated Feb. 15, 2019 | ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 18, according to today’s report...

Red tide stays away

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 11, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
Manatee waters free of red tide

Manatee waters free of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local waters remained free of red tide last week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). No trace of...
John Stevely

Sponge talk absorbing

CORTEZ – John Stevely holds up a two-toned, blue kitchen pot scrubber. “This is not a sponge,” he declares. The manmade commercial product is not as...

Manatee waters clear of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted in Anna Maria Island waters through Monday, Jan. 28, and area waters remained clear of...

Weekend red tide forecast varies

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) predicts no red tide through Monday, Jan. 21 in...
Ducks at Perico Preserve

Residents sound off on duck hunting

MANATEE COUNTY – County commissioners heard the first volley of complaints from residents about duck hunting near county preserves bordering neighborhoods at a land...
Red tide sign

Weekend red tide forecast low on Island

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Low levels of red tide are forecast through Monday, Jan. 14, according to today’s report from the Florida Fish and...

Red tide gone in Manatee, back in Sarasota

PALMA SOLA BAY – The last trace of red tide in Manatee County disappeared this week from its holdout position in Palma Sola Bay,...

Red tide gone with the wind

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – A NOAA scientist’s prediction that recent storms gave red tide a fatal beating appears to be coming true just in...
Wave

Storm may have beat red tide back

Updated Dec. 21, 2018 – ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Bad weather may have brought the Christmas gift that Floridians have been asking for – the...
Shark fishing

FWC may restrict shoreline shark fishing

Beachgoers’ concerns about shoreline shark fishing have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to consider tightening shark fishing rules at its...