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Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Lawsuit seeks protection from drilling

Environmental group Earthjustice has sued the Trump administration in Tampa federal district court for failing to complete a report about offshore drilling’s harms to...

Reel Time: Trade show features fishing gear

On Wednesday, July 11, I attended ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades held in Orlando, Fla. I made the trip with Steve...
Turtle window cling

First nests of season bittersweet

Updated July 17, 2018 A sixth nest was disoriented in Holmes Beach on July 17, north of 66th Street. A dozen hatchlings in poor condition...
Turtle bench

Turtle Watch at loggerheads with city on benches

HOLMES BEACH – After the fireworks on July 4, beachgoers saw a loggerhead sea turtle come ashore, collide with a bench on the beach...

Protecting and preserving the Gulf

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust As I read Jack Davis’ new...
manatees

Help manatees; boat safely

The 4th of July is a busy boating holiday with Florida’s waterways beckoning in-state and out-of-state boaters to enjoy its many charms, including manatees. Save...
bird harassment snowy plover

Bird harassment complaint investigated

HOLMES BEACH – An unidentified woman has frightened two snowy plovers and their three chicks off their nest at 5400 Gulf Drive condos, and...

Sarasota Bay Watch restoring clams

Sarasota Bay Watch conducted its fourth large-scale planting of Southern hard-shell clams Saturday, June 16. Over 30,000 clams were transported from Pine Island Sound...
Turtle releasevideo

Sea turtle tagged, off to races

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle named “Bortie” was satellite tagged...
Eliza Ann release

Sea turtle to be satellite tagged

BRADENTON BEACH – Following in the flipper tracks of predecessors Amie and Eliza Ann, a female loggerhead sea turtle that will be named “Bortie”...

Why did the turtle cross the road?

ANNA MARIA – She was lost. She was pregnant. She just wanted to get home. The loggerhead sea turtle came ashore on Wednesday, May 13...

The evolution of Homosassa tarpon fishing

It was in the mid to late 70s when the floodgates opened up in the area. It was a time when the world’s greatest...
Whale shark

Whale sharks spotted off AMI

Five whale sharks - the largest fish on Earth - were spotted about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island this weekend, and Mote Marine Laboratory...

Reel Time: The apex of angling

Tarpon could be said to be angling's Holy Grail. I’ve heard top Keys guides refer to catching a tarpon on fly as the apex...
Coastal Community Celebration

Ocean lovers, dive in to celebrations

Ocean lovers can celebrate their favorite waters this week at events in Cortez and Palmetto in honor of World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day –...