Dolphin, sea turtles, manatees perish...

Dolphin, sea turtles, manatees perish from red tide

Ashley Lysaught, left, and Jessica Blackburn, stranding technicians at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, retrieve a dead sub-adult Kemps ridley sea turtle Aug. 22 from the water near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria. It was one of 135 dead sea turtles reported as of Aug. 24 to Mote since the Sarasota-Manatee outbreak of red tide began July 20. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Jessica Blackburn, left, and Ashley Lysaught, stranding technicians, Eliza Nolan, intern, and Gretchen Lovewell, stranding investigations program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, remove a dead bottlenose dolphin Aug. 22 that washed up on the beach near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria.

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