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Age didn’t matter during the Siesta Key Crystal Classic on Sunday. Everyone was thrilled and amazed by the sand sculptures.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. - It's time once again for one of the Suncoast's biggest events: the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Artists have spent days perfecting their creations in the fine sand at one of the best beaches in the world.
Red tide contributed to nearly 300 of the deaths.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - Once nearly extinct, the green sea turtle is now coming back in record numbers. More than 25,000 nests were counted this year around the state; that's more than double the previous record.
Green Sea turtle nests hit record numbers.
SARASOTA, FL. – A new state of the art science lab has opened on the Suncoast.
SARASOTA--Gas has cost more than $3 a gallon for more than 1,000 days in a row. According to AAA the average cost of gas in the Suncoast area is $3.33 a gallon. An event on Sunday on City Island called Electrify the Island was part of National Plug In Day.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Sea turtles have finished nesting on beaches from Longboat Key through Venice, where green sea turtles laid a record number of nests and loggerhead sea turtles also had a strong year, according to Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Wildlife officials are looking for a man they say may be stealing sea turtle eggs. It happened two weeks ago on Casey Key. They say someone even snapped a photo of the guy in the act.
SARASOTA, Fla. - If you look around Dr. Bob Hueter’s Mote Marine Laboratory office, you can tell he is quite fond of whale sharks.
SARASOTA - Recreational snook fishing will resume on September 1st, the first season in years, but not everyone involved thinks that's a good idea. Some boat captains are concerned that the snook have not had enough time to recover from a 2010 freeze that greatly reduced their numbers.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory have discovered secrets of manatees. The new research shows that sea cows have a more highly-tuned sense of touch than almost any other mammal – in sea or on land.
SARASOTA, FL - They may not have hands, but the manatees that call the Suncoast home have an incredible sense of touch.
SARASOTA--More and more turtles are becoming disoriented according to officials at Mote Marine Laboratory.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The world's biggest fish has been spotted in Suncoast waters, and now experts at Mote Marine Laboratory need your help to spot the whale shark again.
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, a staple of the Suncoast, have been around since 1957. When not traveling, the Ski-A-Rees present weekly water ski shows (see schedule of events ) that have become a Sarasota tradition for over 50 years. Their last one of the season is tomorrow, May 12, 2013.
SARASOTA - A Suncoast teacher has received a major recognition, being named as one of the finalists for the state's Teacher of the Year. And according to her students, Riverview’s Katrin Rudge is very deserving of the honor.
SARASOTA, FL. - A Suncoast teacher has been named as one of the finalists for the state's Teacher of the Year.
SARASOTA - Sea turtle nesting season begins this Wednesday, but some new changes at Mote Marine Laboratory will have you seeing fewer nests on local beaches. But that doesn't mean the nests aren't there.
SARASOTA - It's very rare to have an opportunity to see researchers getting up close and personal as they study three unique sea lions. But now you will have that opportunity at Mote Marine Laboratory.