From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Shark Tank

Real Life Controversy Dogs MTV's Siesta Key

Just days before the show premiered, social media sleuths connected star Alex Kompothecras to a viral video that showed four young men, two from prominent Manatee County families, gleefully dragging a shark behind their boat at high speed until it died.

08/02/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Growing Stronger

Seeds of Hiroshima Exhibit Opens at Selby Gardens

In anticipation of the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens reveals its newest exhibit.

08/02/2017 By Katherine Flanders

No Frenzy Necessary

Want to Help Mote Staff, Learn Something and Have Fun? Try Shark Encounter.

Shark Week came and went, but the infatuation with these fascinating predators is year-round. Mote's Shark Encounter allows visitors to help Mote staff by feeding sharks.

07/31/2017 By Rick Morgan

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Laws of the Jungle

A Walk Through the Wild at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

There's a little bit of everything at the Jungle Gardens.

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Heat Index

Five Cool Local Pools

Longing for a dip, but no pool of your own? Read on.

07/26/2017 By Emma Burke

Heat Index

How Frequent Are Local Shark Attacks?

Florida leads the nation in attacks.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

The Beast Within

Sensational Spirited Contenders Compete to Star as Sea Cow Snooty

In a quest to achieve lasting glory and fame, three contestants auditioned this week for the role of Snooty the Manatee.

07/18/2017 By Rick Morgan

Save Our Sea Turtles

Heads Up: Our Beach Furniture is Interfering with Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Plus, tips on how to help protect turtles and their hatchlings.

07/14/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Making Waves

Ginger, a Sarasota Bay Dolphin, is Spotted With New Calf

Congratulations are in order for Ginger the bottlenose dolphin.

07/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Family Fun Guide

The Best Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota-Manatee

Your ultimate family fun guide.

07/11/2017 Edited by Ilene Denton

Lionfish Safari

This Weekend's Lionfish Derby Combines Hunting and Environmental Conservation

Mote is hosting a derby this weekend to help clean our reefs of this invasive species.

07/07/2017 By Rick Morgan

Starry Night

Explore the Universe in the Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum

You can have an "off Earth" experience.

07/06/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Rainy Day Fun

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Don’t let the occasional shower get you down. There’s still plenty to do.

06/30/2017 By Staff

Don't be a Hammerhead

Mote's Shark Days: Get to Know Our Ocean's Misunderstood Predators

Mote's weeklong program of fun events seeks to educate the public and stress conservation efforts.

06/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh Yeah!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Big Cat Habitat

There’s a jungle to be explored just beyond the Celery Fields on Palmer Boulevard.

06/29/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Family Fun Guide

19 Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

You won’t sweat a summer with kids with these great activities.

06/28/2017 By Kay Kipling

News

Dates for This Year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival Announced

The eighth annual competition will take place November 10-13, 2017.

06/20/2017 By Megan McDonald

Let It Grow

William's Wildflowers Offers a Green Alternative to Conventional Wedding Flowers

Annie Schiller creates wildflower bouquets for weddings and special events.

06/15/2017 By Megan McDonald