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Beach renourishment set for spring

Beach renourishment set for spring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Storms like 2017’s Hurricane Irma have taken their toll on Island beaches, leaving beachgoers less sand for their chairs and...
Local gulls sick, dying

Local gulls sick, dying

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island resident Jeannie Bystrom, who frequently rescues pelicans tangled in fishing line, found 23 dead laughing gulls on a recent...

Red tide report

High (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, fish kills, water discoloration) Medium (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, probable fish kills) Low (respiratory irritation, shellfish harvesting closures, possible...

Water quality report

Bayfront Park North    Moderate Bradenton Beach        Good Coquina Beach North  Good Coquina Beach South Good Manatee Beach North  Good Palma Sola South       ...
Good, bad records mark turtle season

Good, bad records mark turtle season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - With three weeks left in turtle nesting and hatching season, sea turtles have set a nesting record, with 544 nests...
Early duck hunting season revives concerns

Early duck hunting season revives concerns

PERICO ISLAND – The early duck hunting season - nine days that ended Sept. 29 - revived concerns about the safety and peace of...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 544 (beating the 2018 record of 534!) False crawls: 568 Nests hatched: 407 Hatchlings hatched: 26,868 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 59 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort...
Reel Time: Spain - Seville and Andalusia

Reel Time: Spain – Seville and Andalusia

Our travels in Spain concluded with a trip to Seville located in the southwestern Iberian peninsula on the Guadalquivir River. Seville is the capital of...
Reel Time: Spain – Basque Country and Andalusa

Reel Time: Spain – Basque Country and Andalusia

For a country that’s smaller geographically than Texas, Spain is diverse in its culture, customs and cuisine. After exploring the capital Madrid and the ancient...
Film to feature local oyster recycling program

Film to feature local oyster recycling program

PERICO BAYOU – A film crew followed about 75 volunteers on the last day of National Estuaries Week Saturday as they worked in Perico...
Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Spain was never on my list of places to travel. When looking for a new destination to explore, Chris and I settled on Portugal...
Auction to benefit Turtle Watch

Auction to benefit Turtle Watch

HOLMES BEACH – Enjoy live music, live and silent auctions and good food at the Second Annual Turtle Watch Wednesday on Sept. 25 from...
Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Updated Sept. 18, 2019 | TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac, 30, of Sarasota, agreed to a plea deal this afternoon while appearing before Judge...
Palma Sola Bay

Palma Sola water quality compromised

BRADENTON - The south side of Palma Sola Bay continues to test positive for moderate levels of enterococcus bacteria from fecal matter, according to...
Turtle Watch Wednesday returns

Turtle Watch Wednesday returns

HOLMES BEACH – A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals and Hurricane Hanks are following up last year’s fundraising efforts with this year’s Second Annual...