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Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Scallop Search

Tenth annual scallop search defies odds

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual scallop search is the organization’s signature event. Designed to help scientists monitor scallop populations and engage citizen scientists, it is also...
Reel time seagrass

Seagrass: Rainforests of the sea

The seagrass meadows that surround Anna Maria Island are mostly hidden from view and are only exposed on extreme low tides during the full...
Perico Preserve

Preserving our nature legacy

Less than five miles from Anna Maria Island, Robinson Preserve, Perico Preserve and the Neal Preserve protect nearly 800 acres of prime estuarine habitat....
Shark dragging

Shark dragging incident has Island ties

The first week of an ongoing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation into an online video of a shark being dragged behind...

Eliza Ann, turtles, love AMI

It’s a record sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island so far this year, but Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle...
Eliza Ann release

Eliza Ann off to the turtle races

Eliza Ann is warmed up and ready to race beginning Aug. 1 in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle migration marathon. The race’s object...
Dune vegetation destruction

Dune destruction sparks concerns

HOLMES BEACH - Work has temporarily stopped at 102 77th St. after the city was alerted to dune destruction on the Gulf-front site. Building Official...
Trigger fish

Nothing to see here

A trigger fish hides pretty effectively in the rocks off Anna Maria Island.
Fourth of July beach cleanup

Cleaning up holiday trash in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Revelers may have left a lot of trash on Island beaches following the July 4 holiday, but it’s disappearing thanks to...
video

DeSoto National Memorial kayak tour

Take a peek at the bay side of DeSoto National Memorial - by kayak.
Beach aliens

Beach aliens of Anna Maria Island gallery

Some strange things have been washing up on the beach...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Erosion lands Egmont Key on preservation list

A local historical landmark has landed Egmont Key on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2017 “Florida’s 11 to Save” list. The small island located...
Turtle under chair

Turtle trap

Mangrove flower

Natives in Bloom – Mangroves

Mangroves, protected by state law, are a haven for juvenile fish, shorebirds and butterflies. This time of year, they produce flowers and seedlings.