This aspiring marine biologist is taking an “artsy” approach to getting out her important environmental message.
Recent high school graduate Isabelle Knott, 18, from Cherokee, Georgia created a life-sized leatherback turtle sculpture — made entirely from coastal trash — for her senior project, where she researched the devastating effect of plastic on the planet’s oceans. Isabelle will attend Eckerd College in the fall and plans to major in Marine Biology. » Read more
“We touch each other’s lives simply by existing.”
– JK Rowling
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Bob Coleman » Read more
Back by popular demand after a sold-out run last season is the fabulous The Savannah Sipping Society!
Four Southern women, strangers to one another, are drawn together by fate and turn weekly happy hours into a mission to renew the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Their raucous humor and collective strengths see them through unexpected challenges and to their surprise; » Read more
Sanibel Island has clinched the 15th spot on Expedia’s second annual list of 50 top-rated destinations in North America.
“Sanibel has consistently offered world class beaches, shelling, shopping, biking, fishing, and dining, but our sustainable initiatives and undisturbed natural environment is truly what sets us apart,” said Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce President John Lai. “Sanibel truly offers the complete package for families of all seasons of life.”
Visitors fall in love with the island for all those reasons — from the peaceful J.N. » Read more
The Sanibel Historical Village will offer free admission for all visitors on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village tells the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventurers, fishermen, farmers and proprietors.
The island’s way of life is recreated in a village of nine structures that have been relocated from their original sites, » Read more
“A small, secluded island accessible by boat or helicopter, Cabbage Key is beyond the real deal when it comes to experiencing the old Florida lifestyle.”
We found a wonderful article by Barbara Lindstrom, recently published in FLORIDA WEEKLY, that does a great job of portraying one of our favorite “don’t miss” experiences.
Read it here and you’ll soon find yourself worlds away! » Read more
The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Sea Turtle Hotline received a call last week reporting a sea turtle in possible trouble offshore. A male loggerhead sea turtle was found exhibiting abnormal behavior and having trouble surfacing for air.
SCCF staff quickly mobilized by first attempting to swim to the sea turtles aid; however, due to deep water, this was quickly realized to be ineffective. » Read more
Our warmest wishes to newlyweds Ilze and Frank!
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness,
and may the years ahead be filled with many blessings and many return visits to Ocean’s Reach!
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