Smashing Success

A New Kind of Stress Relief Invites Destruction

It's been a tough year and you've earned the right to destroy some stuff.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

In Parrish, Affordable Prices Are a Major Selling Point

New homes for less than $300,000 in North River Ranch are making home ownership possible in an impossible seller's market.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Saving sea cows

Manatee Habitat at Bishop Museum Will Reopen This Month

The renovated Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature will reopen at the end of the month with two manatees.

06/04/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

RIP Snooty

Snooty's Death Was a "Preventable Accident," South Florida Museum Says

Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio apologizes for his death.

08/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

Snooty

Remembering Snooty

The life and times of Bradenton’s beloved manatee.

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

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

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

Authentic Florida

Where and How to Observe Manatees in the Wild

Citrus County is one of the best places to see Florida's manatees up close.

11/17/2016 By Robin Draper

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 21-27

Snooty’s birthday bash, Sinbad at McCurdy’s and more.

07/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Happy Birthday!

Snooty the Manatee Celebrates His 68th birthday

Celebrate Snooty's birthday with a big bash at the South Florida museum.

07/19/2016 By Margo Rometo

Gentle Giants

Florida Manatee Population Reaches Record Highs

One of the first species listed as endangered on the 1972 Endangered Species Act, the Florida manatee population now numbers more than 6,300.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Article

This Week’s 8 Great #Sarasota Shots

The best photos we found on Instagram this week.

07/17/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

Article

Celebrate Snooty's Birthday this Saturday

South Florida Museum is hosting Snooty's 67th Birthday Bash this Saturday.

07/14/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Manatees Gather at Three Sisters Springs

One hour north of Tampa, Crystal River is the world’s largest winter refuge for Florida manatees - and also where you can visit the “crown jewel” of all - Three Sisters Springs, a place to see and swim with manatees.

01/20/2015 By Robin Draper

Article

Where to Find Florida's Manatees

Now is a good time to see Florida's gentle giants before they scatter to warmer waters

03/12/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker