SWFL foundation launches Shark Conservation Campaign during ‘Shark Week’

Researchers want to teach people in Southwest Florida just how important large sharks are to the ecosystem here. Cast About Charters Capt. Ben Biery isn’t afraid to reel in one of those large sharks. “I always think it’s really exciting to catch big hammerhead.” Biery makes sure to practice what he preaches when it comes […]

Rare leatherback sea turtle nests on Sanibel Island

What better way to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises on “World Turtle Day” than by welcoming a rare species to our shores? Back in April, biologists with The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation spotted a rare  leatherback sea turtle off Sanibel Island. Earlier in May, team members were able to place a tracking device on the […]