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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 »

Residents, Mote react as red tide ravages tourism and marine life

Residents, Mote react as red tide ravages tourism and marine life

“The excess land-based nurtients flowing into Florida estuaries and coastal waters in stormwater runoff, rivers and creeks exacerbate the growth of harmful algae blooms.”

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

Longboat battles fish kills as red tide washes ashore

Longboat battles fish kills as red tide washes ashore

Longboat Key staff are quantifying how many tons of fish are being removed on a daily basis from canals and beaches.

September 10, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat leaders debate red tide dead fish removal policy

Longboat leaders debate red tide dead fish removal policy

“I want to make sure we are not going to clean Twin Shores, Dock on the Bay and Spanish Main, because I expect I’ll get calls.”

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »