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Heron nest halts construction

Heron nest halts construction

HOLMES BEACH – Construction workers received a surprise Jan. 13. As they were pulling the branches from an Australian pine at a residential construction...
Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

CORTEZ – Red tide, blue-green algae, global warming, sea rise, sewage spills and oil spills combined don’t antagonize commercial fishermen as much as one...
Local gulls sick, dying

Local gulls sick, dying

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island resident Jeannie Bystrom, who frequently rescues pelicans tangled in fishing line, found 23 dead laughing gulls on a recent...
Blue-green algae and red tide found in local waters

Red tide, blue-green algae persist in local waters

Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Red tide and blue-green algae persist in local waters, according to today’s reports from...

Patchy red tide forecast at high levels

High levels of patchy red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Nov. 26 around Anna Maria Island, with medium levels to the north...

Red tide weekend forecast good

The red tide forecast predicts very low concentrations of the toxic algae in Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay waters at the north tip...

Red tide predictions for weekend: Low

Low concentrations of red tide are predicted in Island waters from Oct. 13-15 by NOAA and the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife...
catch and release moore

Local captains support catch-and-release order

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local charter fishing captains support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive order that temporarily imposes catch-and-release restrictions...
red tide fishing license exception

Special license sought to lessen red tide fish kills

BRADENTON BEACH – Cortez fisherman and businessman John Banyas is seeking a state-issued special activity license allowing him a greater ability to harvest mullet...
Holmes Beach Coyote

Coyotes sighted in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – There have been three reported coyote sightings in Holmes Beach in the past week and pet owners are advised not to...
Manatee

Manatee deaths up in Manatee County, state

About 9 percent of the state's 6,250 manatees counted in the 2016 survey died last year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...