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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

Irma places Manatee County in state of emergency

Manatee County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency countywide due to the path of Hurricane Irma. The declaration triggers the ability of county officials...

Evacuations possible Friday

Manatee County officials did not order evacuations from flood-prone areas in their briefing on Hurricane Irma this afternoon, but with tropical force winds expected...
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County Commissioners to declare state of emergency Wednesday

MANATEE COUNTY – County Commissioners are expected to declare a local state of emergency tomorrow during an 8 a.m. meeting to discuss the latest...
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.
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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...
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$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...