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Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Sarasota Bay Watch and ninety-one community volunteers from Sarasota and Manatee County conducted their annual New Pass underwater cleanup Saturday, June 8, at Ken...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 145 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 233 Nests hatched: 0 Not hatched: 0 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 0 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 0 Related coverage Turtle season...
Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of...
Blue-green algae remains

Non-toxic blue-green algae remains

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers in local waters and showed up in a new place this week – Warners Bayou in...
Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

The mountains of northeast Georgia hold a special appeal for fly fishers and are one of my favorite destinations. The countryside along the Sautee Valley...

Reel Time: Stripers on the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob...

Turtle talks return

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Turtle Talks are back! Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos...
Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Spencer Quinlivan is a 9 1/2-year-old animal lover from Pinellas County with a soft spot for sea turtles and shorebirds. He visits the Island...
An even start to turtle season

An even start to turtle season

At the start of turtle season, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox reported three turtle nests as of Sunday...
Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

Reel Time: Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

It was one of those mornings where time almost stands still, where we wish it would. A light, cool, late spring breeze ruffled the...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

BRADENTON BEACH – It’s the first week of sea turtle nesting season, and while turtles jumped the gun on Longboat Key, none have nested...
Fish house owner in Catch-22

Fish house owner in Catch-22

CORTEZ – As the Florida Legislative session winds down this week, Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is caught in a “Catch-22” –...
Reel Time Sister Keys Cleanup

Reel Time: Sister Keys cleanup scheduled

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) will be conducting their Annual Sister Keys Cleanup on Saturday, May 4. The event is a collaboration with the Town...
Turtle watch volunteers ready for season

Turtle Watch volunteers ready for season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As the first day of turtle nesting season approaches and shorebirds begin pairing up and making nests, volunteers with Anna...

Reel Time: When opportunity meets preparedness

Out there!  It’s where we all want to be, and where we get so few chances to actually spend time. Whether it’s stalking permit...