July 10-12 in Sarasota: Lionfish Derby at Mote

The second annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby is an exciting and environmentally beneficial event that invites SCUBA divers and snorkelers to compete to collect as many lionfish as possible in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species.

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Mother and baby manatee released to Sarasota Bay

A manatee mother and her dependent calf – nicknamed Cola and Fizz – received a second chance at life in the wild after rehabilitation at the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

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