The Distinctive Habits of the Common Cormorant

Cormorant on kayak in Sarasota

Whether standing sentry-still with outstretched wings or diving torpedo-style for fish, cormorants have numerous unique habits. Today, around 40 cormorant species span Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, readily identified by their slender necks and bodies with signature hooked beaks. On the Gulf coast of Florida, you will see the Double-crested Cormorant, a large…

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Kayaking Adventures Await in Little Sarasota Bay

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As temperatures dip across much of the country, we are blessed in Florida as winter remains a magical time to explore Little Sarasota Bay by kayak. Protected from cold fronts by surrounding land masses, the bay offers moderately warm waters even in January and February. The cooler months bring lowered humidity and wildlife drawn to…

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Exploring the Lido Key Mangrove Tunnels

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The Lido Key mangrove tunnels are a hidden natural wonder and an underrated outdoor adventure in the Sarasota area. From kayaking to walking, the mangroves offer visitors a chance to experience the beauty of nature up close and personal. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful day trip or an exciting afternoon activity, the Lido Key…

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Kayaking the Sarasota Mangrove Tunnels

Kayaking the Sarasota mangrove tunnels is a magical experience. The shaded canopies offered by the mangrove tunnels provide respite from the Florida summer sun, and the way the light plays off the mangrove roots, water, and greenery is breathtaking. Can a beginner kayak Little Sarasota Bay? We have been taking kayak tours out on Little…

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