Sanibel

So much dead sea life keeps washing up on the shores of Sanibel, that the city’s debris removal contractor is using labor from two landscaping companies to help with clean-up. It’s believed Red Tide is responsible for the fish kill.  Yesterday, the City removed a total of 21 large carcasses;19 goliath groupers and 2 large tarpon along with thousands of smaller dead sea life from the impacted areas of the beaches. 

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

As the annual drama of blue-green algae plays out near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, a persistent bloom of red tide has festered off the Gulf Coast for two months longer than usual. Tourists near the Mucky Duck on Captiva Island said Friday that they didn't mind.

Courtesy of News-Press Archives

This week, we pay homage to the late photographer Charlie McCullough.  A retrospective exhibition of his work opened Feb. 8 at Tower Gallery on Sanibel Island and the Community House on Sanibel will host a screening of a documentary about McCullough and his work titled, “Postcards & Photos from Sanibel – the Sequel” on March 19.

Photo: John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper

A "white blob" of discolored water lingering off the south coast of Sanibel Island since Sunday spurred local conservationists into action, with water quality scientists from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation collecting samples Tuesday to determine the makeup of the milky green-white water.

Photo: University Press of Florida

Bob H. Lee spent more than three decades as a Florida game warden, and in his second book, he collects stories from across Florida of fellow officers tracking poachers, chasing illegal fishing operations, and mounting a rescue after a jet crashes in the Everglades.

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