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Turtle season soars into record books

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 2018 sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is a record-breaking success, due to the turtles and the volunteers...
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Air sampling for red tide toxins

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and the Florida Department of Health are now taking air samples 8-10 miles from Sarasota County beaches to measure how...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 534 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 543 Nests hatched: 447 Not hatched: 87 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 35,788 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 50 Related coverage Turtle season...

Red tide predictions for weekend: Low

Low concentrations of red tide are predicted in Island waters from Oct. 13-15 by NOAA and the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Reel Time: Reflections

While fishing might seem challenging to the average angler, there are definitely some bright spots in what has been a perplexing season. Seasoned guides...
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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...

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch active during red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is committed to the health of the bay and has been working tirelessly to help people find ways to feel...
Red Tide Banyas Request

Red tide fishing request denied

CORTEZ – Commercial fisherman and Cortez businessman John Banyas came up short in his attempt to get the state-issued special activity license that he...
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...

Fly fishing the Deschutes

The sky was just beginning to lighten as my wife Christine and I crossed the high desert from Bend, Oregon on our way to...
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...
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Local captains support catch-and-release order

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local charter fishing captains support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive order that temporarily imposes catch-and-release restrictions...
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...
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...