Manatee Deaths Hit Record

Florida loses record number of manatees! At a Glance 130 manatees died after being hit by boats in 2019. Overall, 574 manatees have died in Florida waters this year. Cold weather killed 56. A record…

Sarasota Bradenton Venice Traffic

Sarasota Traffic Bradenton Traffic Venice Traffic Sarasota is the most dangerous traffic city in the State of Florida according to ValuePenguin. Sarasota County had the highest number of self-identified binge drinkers according to a study…

Fun Things to Do in Sarasota

Explore Art at The Ringling Synonymous with the must-be-seen-to-be-believed type of entertainment, the name Ringling conjures up images of exotic animals and unique performances. Creating this special allure was John and Mable Ringling, who also…

Arborist Tours at Ringling Museum

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to 66 acres of fabulous Florida foliage and fauna, is pleased to announce their seasonal calendar of grounds and gardens events. The Ringling will be offering…

IN RED TIDE’S WAKE, SNOOK SCIENCE TO THE…

By Stephannie Kettle, Mote Marine Laboratory During fall 2018, Florida red tide—a harmful bloom of Karenia brevis algae—intensified to a level that many marine animals could not survive. Of special concern was the impact on spawning female…

Sarasota’s World Affairs Lectures

The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts high-profile foreign affairs lectures covering current international issues ranging from foreign intelligence to peace negotiations to immigration and trade. https://www.sarasotawac.org/ Each lecture is followed by a wine and light-bites…

Florida Sea Rise is Real

By Prashant Gopa Lori Rittel is stuck in her Florida Keys home, living in the wreckage left by Hurricane Irma two years ago, unable to rebuild or repair. Now her best hope for escape is…

Plan To Protect The Florida Keys

The Comprehensive Plan To Protect The Florida Keys Posted On August 19, 2019 By Mike D. |   Since 1990, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has been tasked with protecting the only barrier coral reef in the continental…