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Sun staff writer and photographer Cindy Lane covers the environment, tourism and Cortez, and is the Sun's digital and social media editor. Email
Beach renourishment set for spring

Beach renourishment set for spring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Storms like 2017’s Hurricane Irma have taken their toll on Island beaches, leaving beachgoers less sand for their chairs and...

Postcards from The Sun

 
Local gulls sick, dying

Local gulls sick, dying

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island resident Jeannie Bystrom, who frequently rescues pelicans tangled in fishing line, found 23 dead laughing gulls on a recent...

Red tide report

High (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, fish kills, water discoloration) Medium (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, probable fish kills) Low (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, possible...

Water quality report

Bayfront Park North    Moderate Bradenton Beach        Good Coquina Beach North  Good Coquina Beach South Good Manatee Beach North  Good Palma Sola South       ...
Good, bad records mark turtle season

Good, bad records mark turtle season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - With three weeks left in turtle nesting and hatching season, sea turtles have set a nesting record, with 544 nests...
Early duck hunting season revives concerns

Early duck hunting season revives concerns

PERICO ISLAND – The early duck hunting season - nine days that ended Sept. 29 - revived concerns about the safety and peace of...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 544 (beating the 2018 record of 534!) False crawls: 568 Nests hatched: 407 Hatchlings hatched: 26,868 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 59 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort...
Beach umbrella

Tourist tax collections 2019

Here's a look at tourist tax collections in Anna Maria Island's three cities. Numbers reflect the approximate change from the same month in the...

Insider’s Island – The insider’s guide to outdoors AMI

There’s more to outdoors life on Anna Maria Island than you think. From kayaking mangrove tunnels to diving a historic wreck to finding your perfect...

Then and Now

Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

County approves record high tourism budget

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County commissioners have approved a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)...
Turtle, bird fans flock to support Turtle Watch

Turtle, bird fans flock to support Turtle Watch

Updated Oct. 4, 2019 | HOLMES BEACH – The Second Annual Turtle Watch Wednesday this afternoon at Hurricane Hanks raised money and the spirits...

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