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Cindy Lane
Sun staff writer and photographer Cindy Lane covers the environment, tourism and Cortez, and is the Sun's digital and social media editor. Email
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)...

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Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 145 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 233 Nests hatched: 0 Not hatched: 0 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 0 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 0 Related coverage Turtle season...

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Mini reefs installed at Mar Vistavideo

Mini reefs installed at Mar Vista

LONGBOAT KEY – Ten mini reefs installed Friday under the docks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant will help fight red tide, START Director Sandy...
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...

Turtle talks return

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Turtle Talks are back! Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos...
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...
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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...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

BRADENTON BEACH – It’s the first week of sea turtle nesting season, and while turtles jumped the gun on Longboat Key, none have nested...
Fish house owner in Catch-22

Fish house owner in Catch-22

CORTEZ – As the Florida Legislative session winds down this week, Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is caught in a “Catch-22” –...
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...
Crawford dog park dedication Friday

Crawford dog park dedication Friday

BRADENTON - People and pups are invited to the Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m....

Helicopter crashes off AMI

Updated April 15, 10:07 p.m. - BRADENTON BEACH - A helicopter crashed off Coquina Beach Saturday afternoon with two men escaping injury. U.S. Coast Guard...