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SOME LIKE IT HOT…

The state of Florida is called the Sunshine State, and for good reason. Florida boast about 280 days of sunshine per year. Many Midwestern and east coast tourist enjoy a vacation during this time of the year to the Anna Maria Island area to escape the seasonal depression that accompanies...
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The Red Tide in the Gulf

In 1564, Spanish explorers off Sarasota’s coast recorded outbreaks of coughing and respiratory distress in their ships’ logs. Native Americans in the area told them about periodic giant fish kills. Patches of microscopic marine algae—Karenia brevis—that cause red tide are always floating somewhere in the Gulf; periodically, they proliferate, or...
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