Dead sea creatures are washing ashore on parts of the Suncoast as part of a massive fish kill along Stump Pass in Englewood. It's something Fish and Wildlife officials say is the result of a large red tide bloom.
MANATEE CO. - LAKEWOOD RANCH - Music on Main with the band, Kettle of Fish Friday 6 to 9 pm.
SARASOTA - Here are some of the exciting activities and events coming up on the Suncoast this weekend.
They're revving up to race in Venice this weekend. Hundreds of athletes will be swimming, running, and biking on the Suncoast in the the Rev3 triathlon.
SARASOTA - Think of a underwater reef: colorful coral, thousands of fish, and now giant pieces of concrete. Believe it or not, those are the foundations of what could become another thriving ecosystem at the bottom of Sarasota Bay.
SARASOTA - One of the few large family owned pets stores in Sarasota is forced to close its doors because of the economy.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Our dedication to the arts is one thing that sets Sarasota apart and attracts other art lovers and supporters from all over the world. Today's Amazing Woman has had a big hand in shaping the art world here on the Suncoast.
MANATEE COUNTY, FLA. - Capacity issues at Manatee County Animal Services has the group making decisions that go against their no kill goal.
SARASOTA COUNTY - There is more trouble for Suncoast beaches, as dead fish continue to wash up at nearly every beach in Sarasota County, including Siesta Key.
SARASOTA - Many people here on the Suncoast mourn the fact that more and more of our older buildings are being torn down. And the loss of these building means a loss of our history. But in one small village near downtown Sarasota, a group of small houses have been saved from the wrecking ball and given new life.
SARASOTA - One of the most exciting events of the year is about to kick off on the Suncoast. Every year at this time, Sarasota goes Hollywood, as the Sarasota Film Festival rolls into town.
Listen people, it was another busy weekend in Sarasota, plus we had some celebrity sightings this past week.
Could the recent reports of red tide actually be the result of something similar to a green tide?
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SARASOTA - Two Suncoast men who were stranded at sea are now safe and back home.
The catalog says yes, but officials are keeping quiet.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Signs of red tide are back at most of Sarasota County's beaches.
SARASOTA - You could find all of Sarasota's best in one place Tuesday night, as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens played host again this year to Sarasota Magazine's "Best Of" party.
SARASOTA, FL - Recreational snook fishing will begin in September, the first season in years, but not everyone involved thinks that it is a good idea.
SARASOTA - A special outing Tuesday helped kick off the activities of this week's Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix, as the “Friendliest Catch" fishing tournament was held off of City Island.
Bob Harrigan - Hammerhead rips apart a tarpon
We got a sobering reminder of the dangers of disgarded fishing line to Suncoast wildlife this past weekend. Beggar the dolphin was found dead and Mote Marine Lab scientists found several fishing hooks and line inside the animal. That's what makes a weekend event so important. On Saturday, volunteers will be collecting old fishing line, hooks and other items that could potentially harm our wildlife.
SARASOTA - The Suncoast is rich in cultural and environmental resources. Yet thousands of Suncoast children have never visited an aquarium, toured a museum, watched a play, or explored a nature preserve. Recent budget cuts eliminated money for school field trips, but the Sarasota Education Foundation stepped in to help.