Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Cortez, FL
Cortez, FL, located in Manatee County is a small census-designated place that is best known for its commercial fishing. While the community may be named for Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, it was originally founded in the 1880s by settlers from North Carolina.
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What Tide Is Best For Fishing?
By Adam Young. Our US Harbors Fishing Expert The impact of tides has huge implications when it comes to fishing and angler success. In fact, tides are some of the most powerful and influential forces on earth…but how can the common angler use these to their advantage? To start, anglers… Learn More
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Ship Captain Believes ChatGPT Told Him To Change Course
By John Konrad (gCaptain). gCaptain has obtained a troubling report from an American captain, who claims that a shipowner utilized an AI bot, potentially ChatGPT, to suggest modifications to the ship’s voyage plan. While the captain chose not to adhere to the recommendations, they are concerned that others may not… SEE MORE
Worried about Sea Level Rise? Look for the Lichens.
By Ian Rose. One of the great infrastructure challenges of the next few decades is to figure out which coastal sites should be abandoned and which can be saved. Lichens can help. Lichen on rock via Wikimedia Commons The clock is ticking for many low-lying coastal areas. Sea level is rising… SEE MORE
What's Happening in the Ocean in Springtime?
By NOAA. When you think of springtime on land, you might think of birds migrating, flowers blooming, and leaves emerging. While these changes are happening on land, changes are happening in the ocean, too! But how can you tell if spring has sprung in the sea? This graphic explains some… SEE MORE