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Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide was persistent starting in the summer of 2018 in Southwest Florida, from Collier County up through Pinellas County. Longboat Key and Sarasota were no exception. The town not only monitored the situation daily for dead fish and concentrations of red tide, it has done so since Aug. 2, when the effects of the […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

The numbers are the empirical indication of the direct fiscal toll red tide has had on the tourism industry and area economy in general.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat beaches busy as red tide scatters

Longboat beaches busy as red tide scatters

Following the red tide bloom that besieged island beaches from August through recent weeks, a return to ‘normal’ is more than welcome.

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Despite red tide, sea turtle nesting remains strong

Despite red tide, sea turtle nesting remains strong

Sea turtles laid a near-record number of nests during their 2018 nesting season.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

The commission approved in a unanimous vote to cut the percentage of funding used to promote Sarasota and draw visitors in order to pay for
millions of dollars in repairs to Ed Smith Stadium.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Resident dumps fish in roadway to protest red tide policy, politics

Resident dumps fish in roadway to protest red tide policy, politics

“To not mention in recent talks and press releases that global warming and climate change are part of the puzzle is simply despicable.”

October 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Red Tide update

Longboat Red Tide update

Red tide conditions continue to persist in Southwest Florida. The Town recognizes Longboat Key is experiencing red tide conditions and is monitoring conditions daily. Users are advised to use due care to minimize irritation and symptoms related to red tide aerosols. The Town’s general cleanup efforts will be based on Public Works assessments of concentration […]

September 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Scent of red tide diminishes on island

Scent of red tide diminishes on island

Town staff has cleared the entire Gulf side as well as the Bay side canals on an as-needed basis.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Three stranded Pygmy whales die

Three stranded Pygmy whales die

“She repeatedly struggled to swim on her own, showed no interest in food, and was being treated for pneumonia,
parasites known as nasotrema, and gastric issues.”

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life in the wake of red tide

Life in the wake of red tide

The noxious odor of red tide that infused the Sarasota region with its vomitous cloak of death has temporarily lifted.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »