Tag Archives: The Dolphin Explorer

A Dolphin Rescue: One Year Later

STEPPING STONES Bob McConville Master Naturalist September 4, 2014: The Dolphin Explorer is not open for business. The entire crew is, instead, on the water with one specific goal…find a dolphin in distress. Captain Bob Erickson is at the helm of the Dolphin Explorer with Coastal Breeze reporter Noelle Lowery and a naturalist on board. Captain Michael Tateo and Naturalist Kent ... Read More »

A Dolphin Year in Review

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist February 2015 will mark the ninth anniversary of the 10,000 Island Dolphin Survey Team’s work of studying and identifying the bottlenose dolphins that call the Marco Island area their home. In 2014, we were able to recognize five newborn in our waters to go along with five more that turned a year old, seven ... Read More »

Merry Christmas from Marco’s Baby Dolphins

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist Seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five baby dolphins. What? That’s not how the song goes! Well, it is this year, and all of the new baby dolphins around Marco Island deserve a golden ring. The survey team on board The Dolphin Explorer have seen five brand new calves so far this fall, with “so ... Read More »

Marco Island: Our Coastal Friends

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Eagles and ospreys and skimmers..oh my! Book upon book could be written about the animal and plant life here on Marco Island. Mother Nature has truly worked her magic regarding the variety of inhabitants and vegetation found here. As previously discussed the red mangrove forest has set the stage — and the table — for a food ... Read More »

Chamber Notes

Wow, what a year so far! I hope that you all agree it has been a great “season” for most of our businesses and retailers with record numbers of visitors finding their way to our beautiful Island this winter. As we approach our “summer season”, it is expected that our popularity will continue with the coming months being prime “holiday ... Read More »

A Week of Sunshine

By Natalie Strom – natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island is known for its regular author book signing events. The week of March 25th was one of the busiest the store at 677 S. Collier Boulevard has seen thanks to three amazing authors who took the time to lecture, answer questions and sign autographs on three separate days. The first author ... Read More »

Saving Seymour…The Dolphin

By Natalie Strom The news of Seymour the dolphin’s rescue on Friday, March 9th, reached far and wide as a team of 26 people in six boats helped save his life. Locals had come to know of Seymour’s plight thanks to the research of The Dolphin Explorer, a sightseeing vessel that traverses the waters around Marco Island. Seymour, an eight-year ... Read More »

Searching for Seymour… the dolphin

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  Marco Island’s dolphin population is asking for our help. According to researchers on The Dolphin Explorer, a sight-seeing vessel out of Rose Marco River Marina, there is a local population of roughly 60 to 70 bottlenose dolphins. These dolphins roam within the Marco River, around Isles of Capri, Keewaydin Island and down into the 10,000 Islands ... Read More »