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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

Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to...

Hurricane Michael brushing Anna Maria Island

Updated Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. - ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Hurricane Michael developed Tuesday night into a category 4 storm with 140 mph winds,...
Red tide map

Red tide continues to lessen

Today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that red tide decreased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

CVB tracks red tide’s influence on tourism

Red tide caused Manatee County to lose 17.5 percent in economic activity in August, according to a report by the Bradenton Area Convention and...
Red tide map

Red tide lessening

Today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that red tide decreased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the...
Red tide fish kill

New red tide funding for ‘weapons’

CITY ISLAND – Nearly $2.2 million in newly-allocated state funds will be used to develop weapons to fight red tide, not just study it,...
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FWC: Red tide up

Today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that red tide increased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the...
Red tide seagull

Red tide continues to increase

Red tide increased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the week ending Sept. 14, according to the latest report from the Florida Fish...
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County addresses red tide

Red tide remains off Anna Maria Island, and undoubtedly will continue to return in the future, Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks...
Turtle release

Where’s Bortie?

Picking up the pace and moving ahead to 11th place from 12th in a field of 13, loggerhead sea turtle Bortie continues to swim...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

County approves $500,000 more for red tide beach cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners unanimously voted on Sept. 11 to take another $500,000 from tourist tax funds and use it to remove dead...

Red tide assistance available for businesses

Loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are available to businesses whose customers are staying...
Red tide cells

FWC: Red tide increasing

Red tide is increasing again in the Gulf of Mexico off Anna Maria Island, according to today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Red tide takes toll on marine life

Dolphins Red tide is suspected of killing 41 dolphins in August in Southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the first...
Red tide sunset

Red tide lessens

Red tide is lessening off Anna Maria Island, according to today's report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Red tide is a...