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Gulf & Bay Special Reports

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January 5, 2007
Tide after tide
A look at why tides are important to our welfare and something we should take the time to learn about.

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2006 specials by date:

November 3, 2006
From the bottom to the bun
In many local restaurants, the grouper sandwich is one of the signature meals. But before it lands between the two halves of your bun, it has to be pulled up, then transported, processed and, finally, prepared.

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August 4, 2006
Ocean Hunters
The sport of spearfishing plays out in the ocean's depths, far from the gaze of spectators.

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October 6, 2006
Guide to the Indian Shores Reef
The Indian Shores Artificial Reef makes an excellent training dive for beginning scuba divers.

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May 5, 2006
The Last mission of the Oriskany
The carrier, built at the end of World War II, served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. As part of a new Navy program she will remain largely intact in about 200 feet of water and serve as an artificial reef.
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July 7, 2006
Cooling it in liquid sunshine
Most Floridians know there’s nothing more invigorating than a plunge into the chilly, crystal clear water of a Florida spring.
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March 3, 2006
Shipshape for spring
March 20 is the first day of spring and the unofficial start of the 2006 boating season.
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April 7, 2006
Life history of the seatrout
Spotted seatrout are not one of the most popular sport fish in Florida. But to help assure spotted seatrout stocks remain healthy, biologists in St. Petersburg are working to understand how they reproduce.
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2005 specials by date:

January 7, 2005
LIFE SAVING TECHNOLOGY Winter is the deadliest time of year for mariners in the Gulf of Mexico. But powerboaters and sailors can increase their chance of survival when disaster strikes by carrying the necessary safety equipment.
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February 4, 2005
The reef construction program partnered with the Hurricane Pass Anglers Club and worked for several years to make Pinellas County's 11th artificial reef a reality.

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March 4, 2005
Florida's lighthouses
As if by divine intervention, the sun provides the candlepower for the abandoned Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island, the southern barrier of Apalachicola Bay.
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map of Florida lighthouses
July 1, 2005
Beauty on the Beach
Various shells you can find on Florida's west coast photographed at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs.
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August 5, 2005
Shark Encounters
Recent shark attacks were sudden, violent, horrifying – and they happened at popular tourist spots, which has heightened the huge interest in them.
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