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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
Dolphin

Dolphins still dying from recent red tide

Red tide is suspected of killing 177 dolphins over the past year in southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Elevated...
Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too?

HOLMES BEACH - Bortie Too has laid her second nest on Anna Maria Island at 66th Street,  Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – With red tide fresh in local memory and blue-green algae hanging around since May, everything that produces nutrients that feed...
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Seashells are fun to find, but should you take them home? It’s actually illegal to take some shells, and it may be bad for the...
First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

HOLMES BEACH – Sea turtle hatchlings whose dash to freedom on Independence Day was spoiled by lights got a police escort to the Gulf...
Blue-green algae warning signs coming

Blue-green algae warning signs coming

BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health plans to post caution signs at the boat ramp on the Braden River at State Road 64...
Surprise - more fireworks tonight!

Surprise – more fireworks tonight!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Don't pack up those American flag swim trunks and those red, white and blue beach chairs yet - the Fourth...

Where’s Bortie Too?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie Too has traveled 103 miles since being tagged and released after nesting on Coquina Beach on June 21. She may...

Ugly Grouper worker carried Hepatitis A

Updated July 5 - HOLMES BEACH - The Manatee County Health Department has identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker...
Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Updated July 5, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Visitors to this resort island say it all the time when meeting folks from far-flung...
Son: Mom died from flesh-eating bacteria at Coquina

Son: Mom died from flesh-eating bacteria at Coquina

Updated July 1, 2019 - BRADENTON BEACH – Wade Fleming used to consider saltwater good medicine for cuts and other skin irritations, but not...
Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

BRADENTON - Blue-green algae persists in Robinson and Perico Preserves, and has caused its first fish kill. “Blue-green algae and brown algae have become pervasive...

Algae in Manatee River

BRADENTON – Non-toxic algae blooms have been detected in the Manatee River this week, according to today’s report from the Florida Department of Environmental...
Bortie Too tagged, releasedvideo

Tagged sea turtle off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Bortie I, Eliza Ann and Amie, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie Too”...
County to consider record high tourism budget

County to consider record high tourism budget

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Tourism officials voted to recommend a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)...