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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
Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Waterspout

Waterspout off AMI

A waterspout formed in the Gulf of Mexico around 5 p.m. off Anna Maria Island. A waterspout formed in the Gulf of Mexico around 5...
Snooty panel

Snooty cause may be headed for courts

Justice for Snooty organizer Denise Anderson said Monday she is planning to sue the South Florida Museum for what she calls negligence in the...

Eliza Ann, turtles, love AMI

It’s a record sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island so far this year, but Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Snooty sand sculpture

Museum investigates Snooty’s death

South Florida Museum officials are taking steps to make the aquarium safer after the death of Snooty the manatee, Manatee County’s official mascot. Snooty was...
Eliza Ann release

Eliza Ann off to the turtle races

Eliza Ann is warmed up and ready to race beginning Aug. 1 in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle migration marathon. The race’s object...

Bye bye, Baby Snoots

BRADENTON - Manatee County's official mascot, Snooty the manatee, drowned on Sunday, July 23, the day after his 69th birthday party at the Parker...
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Trigger fish

Nothing to see here

A trigger fish hides pretty effectively in the rocks off Anna Maria Island.
video

DeSoto National Memorial kayak tour

Take a peek at the bay side of DeSoto National Memorial - by kayak.
Beach aliens

Beach aliens of Anna Maria Island gallery

Some strange things have been washing up on the beach...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

$11.6M tourism budget proposed

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposes spending $11,675,206 to market Manatee County to tourists during 2018/2019. The county’s Tourist Development Council unanimously...
Mangrove flower

Natives in Bloom – Mangroves

Mangroves, protected by state law, are a haven for juvenile fish, shorebirds and butterflies. This time of year, they produce flowers and seedlings.  
AME alumni at MHS reunion

AME alum at MHS reunion

The Manatee High School Class of 1977 enjoyed a breezy 40th reunion at the Gulf Drive Café in Bradenton Beach and the Seafood Shack...
Hunters Point

Hunters Point development launched

CORTEZ – The developer of Mirabella in northwest Bradenton has launched the second major development in the past year and a half in Cortez,...