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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.  
Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
Turtle nest

Longboat Key goes darker for turtles

LONGBOAT KEY – Turtles will not see as much light on Longboat Key when the town begins enforcing its new turtle lighting ordinance beginning May...
Aqua by the Bay map

Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...