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Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Pinellas County bans water horses

Updated Oct. 25, 2019 | PALMA SOLA CAUSEWAY – Pinellas County commissioners have banned horses from aquatic preserves in the county, impacting a popular...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Mini reefs installed at Mar Vista

Mini reefs installed at Mar Vista

LONGBOAT KEY – Ten mini reefs installed Friday under the docks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant will help fight red tide, START Director Sandy...
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” –...
Leffis lizard to be relocated

Leffis lizard to be relocated

BRADENTON BEACH – The case of the Leffis lizard is solved. Reports of an iguana at Leffis Key concerned Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria...
Reel time red tide

Reel Time: Clear water hides looming problem

The red tide is gone! I don’t know anybody that isn’t elated that the most recent harmful algae bloom is absent from local waters....