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colorful scallops
scallop release 2013
Ed Chiles — Mick Coleman Scallop seeding sponsors.
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Asphalt cleanup Indian Beach, Sarasota Bay
Asphalt cleanup Indian Beach, Sarasota Bay
Diverse community outreach.
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2015 Scallop Release

January 17th, 2015 — SBW volunteers and Mote Marine Lab scientists released 2 million scallop larvae into Sarasota Bay. This begins our third scallop restoration season working with the Bay Shellfish...
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SBW 2014 Accomplishments

In 2014 SBW volunteers contributed over 2,500 hours of time to our many community outreach and educational programs and activities. More than $50,000 of funds and services were donated, including 25K from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. In addition we hosted six on the water volunteer events and continued to grow our valuable community partnerships.

Fun Science!

Recently SBW presented a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Workshop for area middle school students. The workshop provided hands-on learning about marine food chains and ecosystems, a close up look at...
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2015 Sarasota Bay Watch Scallop Search

On Saturday, August 29 volunteers will head out into Sarasota Bay donning masks and snorkels to collect data that will benefit bivalve research scientists, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), and Sarasota Bay Watch’s scallop restoration efforts.  While these ‘citizen scientists’ are working counting scallops and recording observations on marine life and vegetation they are also enjoying a day on the bay with friends and family while getting more acquainted with the local water and marine life.  This is Sarasota Bay Watch’s most popular and longest standing event.  It fills to capacity each year so register early and be a part of this important  event!

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