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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 –...
Parkland turtle

Parkland victims memorialized with turtle nest

When Brianna Villegas Vindiola saw the Adopt-a-Nest plaque dedicated to the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives in the Parkland shooting on...

Reel Time: Captains for Clean Water protecting resource

When we’re not fishing we love to read about fishing. We devour articles, books, websites and blogs for enjoyment and to learn about new...

Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto...
Turtle Alberto

Saving turtle eggs from Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto kicked off the hurricane season a few days early, sending Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox...
reel time Casting For Recovery

Casting for recovery

The cool air along the Chattahoochee River mingled with the mid-morning sun created a magical backdrop for the female fly fishers as they worked...