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Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual Scallop Search, its signature and longest-standing event, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 513 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 590 Nests hatched: 144 Hatchlings hatched: 8,739 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 28 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort working to improve...
Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

HOLMES BEACH – Outdoor lighting at the Anna Maria Beach Resort is expected to become more turtle-friendly and safer for people after discussions following...
Reel Time: Grant boosts SBW clam restoration effort

Reel Time: Grant boosts SBW clam restoration effort

On Monday, Aug. 5, Sarasota Bay Watch received an award letter and grant agreement from the Sarasota based Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The...
Reel Time: Cameras – catch and release digitally

Reel Time: Cameras – catch and release digitally

The world of digital photography and videography continues to evolve, and anglers have never had more options to explore. Whether you're capturing a picture...

Reel Time: Success – opportunity meets preparedness

It seems that we have to work harder all the time for a day on the water that includes catching fish. That’s after actually...
Pool, beach lifeguards train togethervideo

Pool, beach lifeguards train together

Lifeguards from the G.T. Bray Aquatic Center pool got salty today at Coquina Beach with beach lifeguards in a training exercise led by Manatee...
Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...
Reel Time: Line and leaders

Reel Time: Line and leaders

When anglers talk tackle, the conversation is usually centered on rods and reels, lures and accessories. While these make up the largest part of...
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...
Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

The Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit that is exclusively focused on clean water. The Alliance works to preserve and protect...
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...