Author: Nanette O'Hara

A dolphin leaps in the bow wake created by a ship traversing Tampa Bay. The area's two largest ports -- Port Tampa Bay and Port Manatee -- together support more than 100,000 jobs. And occasional surfing opportunities for fun-loving dolphins! Photo by Scott Browning...

Shrimp boats unload their fresh catches at the Tampa Shrimp Docks. Two family-owned companies, Versaggi Shrimp and Superior Seafood, operate their own fleets and process 4 to 5 million pounds of wild Gulf--caught shrimp yearly. Most is bound for restaurants and markets throughout the U.S....

Winter means shivers and snow shovels for a big chunk of the country, but here in Tampa Bay it's the perfect season for fun. Clear, crisp water and bluebird skies inspire us to get outdoors -- and make our northern friends and families more than...

Stone crabs are my favorite Florida specialty. I prefer mine dipped in melted butter, but many natives eat them with a cold mustard sauce. Stone crabs are a sustainable seafood choice because typically just one claw is harvested. The crab is then released, with one...