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Reel Time: Sarasota Bay seagrasses take a big hit

I don’t have to remind anyone of the devastation the red tide wrought in our bays and Gulf. Images of dumpsters stuffed with fish,...
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Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...
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Jeffries wins mullet tournament

CORTEZ – Cortez resident Kenny Jeffries won the Fifth Annual Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar Mullet Fishing Tournament at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez on...
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Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch clams survive red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is excited that the clams they introduced into Sarasota Bay this past summer survived the recent red tide outbreak, an...
Matthew Kurutz

Scout to build bridges at FISH Preserve

CORTEZ – Boy Scout Matthew Kurutz wants to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest accomplishment in the organization, and he plans to...
Turtle kids

Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...

Mote’s Red Tide Institute welcomes Heil

Dr. Cynthia Heil is the new director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s new Red Tide Institute, which focuses on studying and testing Florida red tide...
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Egmont Key renourishment starting soon

EGMONT KEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supplying the weapons in the only battle Fort Dade has ever seen – the...
Winter the Dolphin

Coast Lines: AMI and Ocean Allies

The Anna Maria Island business community, tourism promoters, environmental groups and local governments could take a tip from the new Ocean Allies project in...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling off, then back on ballot

Even though it addresses two entirely unrelated subjects – prohibiting oil drilling and indoor vaping - Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 will be included on...
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Red tide resources

        Mote beach conditions         NOAA harmful algal bloom conditions Related coverage Hurricane Michael could make red tide better – or worse Red tide continues to lessen Red tide fishing request...
Paul Barricklow

Mote working on ozone solution to red tide

CITY ISLAND – There may be a breath of fresh air on the red tide-stained horizon. Mote Marine Laboratory is testing ozone as a way...
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County funding shellfish to fight red tide

BRADENTON – As red tide hit high levels last week in Anna Maria Island waters, Manatee County announced it is expanding a program that...
Sail

Imagine there’s no plastic

When Capt. Bill Brooker takes the Chomsky out on Sarasota Bay for a lesson or a charter, he watches the clouds for rain. He...
Oil and rigs

Oil and gas lease sale set for August

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 78 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico...