Call of the Wild

The Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve Opens to the Public in Myakka City

Marco Peters, who previously trained big cats for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is the man behind the for-profit preserve.

04/02/2019 By Dyllan Furness

Scrub Jay Blues

Saving Florida’s Friendliest Native Bird Matters

At Oscar Scherer State Park, home to Sarasota County’s largest scrub jay population, the numbers have dropped from 160 birds to less than 20.

12/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Save the Apes

Southwest Florida's Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The Wauchula sanctuary is home to 52 chimpanzees and orangutans.

12/03/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Stemming Red Tide

It’s Been 12 Months Since Karenia Brevis Washed Ashore. Four Research Projects Hope to Understand Outbreaks

The key to unlocking K. brevis is meticulous monitoring over many years.

09/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

My Body, My Self

Two Sarasota Women Become Outspoken Voices in a National Debate About Gender Equality and Outdated Views of the Female Body

Bailey Davis and Lizzy Martinez grabbed headlines in The New York Times and the Washington Post—among other national media—earlier this year for, well, having female bodies.

06/27/2018 By Dyllan Furness