Dry Tortuga Nurse Sharks

Nurse Sharks Dry Tortuga's https://www.nps.gov/drto/learn/nature/nursesharks.htm Adult male nurse shark cruising the shallows. Wes Pratt, Mote Center for Shark Research Sharks range in lifestyle and demeanor from the fast, aggressive shortfin mako to the more relaxed…

Asolo New Online Engage Program

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces New Online Platform: Asolo Rep Engage   Sarasota, FL -- Challenging times call for creative solutions. Asolo Rep announces Asolo Rep Engage, a new online platform that presents new ways for the…

Big Issues in Florida 2020

The Florida legislature is considering the following bills. ABORTION: In a major victory for abortion opponents, lawmakers passed a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions. Florida law already requires parents…

Sarasota Bay Watch Replenishes Clams and Scallops

Clam Restoration Project in Sarasota Bay In 2016 Sarasota Bay Watch started a new shellfish restoration initiative focused on the southern hard shell clam.  The southern hard shell clam (Merceneria campechiensis) was once abundant in…

Sarasota 2020

February 2020 - Grand opening of the new West Coast Black Theatre facilty. * Sarasota County and the Florida Health Department are mum on corona-virus information.  * Florida legislature looks at taking over Sarasota's New…

Florida Growers Stand to Lose Millions

Depending on how the NAFDA agreement finally rolls out Florida growers stand to lose up to $389 million. The estimated changes in select Florida grower revenues due to Mexican import competition are summarized in Table…

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…