Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Dolphin-Watching Tour in Sarasota Bay

Bring the kids along for a thrilling, pirate-themed dolphin tour with Siesta Key Aqua Adventures.

08/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Red Tide

Mote and NOAA Report Spike in Dolphin Deaths—and Red Tide is Likely to Blame

Forty-nine bottlenose dolphins have died in Southwest Florida since July 1.

09/14/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

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


The True-Life Adventures of Ginger the Dolphin

Researchers at Mote chronicle the life of Ginger the dolphin.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine


Web Extra: Remembering Beggar the Dolphin

Many local boaters filmed Beggar, the dolphin whose interactions with humans led to his recent death. Here's one of those videos.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald


From the Editor: The Truth About Flipper

The truth about Flipper: Pam Daniel on the loss of Sarasota's Beggar the Dolphin.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

Loved to Death

Beggar the Dolphin: Loved to Death

Sarasota boaters adored Beggar, the smiling dolphin who swam right up and begged for food. But when man and wild animals interact, the animal can pay a terrible price.

04/01/2013 By Craig Pittman