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Juvenile Scallops head for a new home in Sarasota Bay.

2016 Scallop Release

Mote interns check water conditions during the first scallop release of 2016

Riverview marine biology teacher Katrin Rudge (center) receives the Coastal Excellence Award from Sarasota Bay Watch board members Al Jeffrey (left) and Larry Stults (right) and student board member Lauren Jeffrey (center).

Riverview marine biology teacher Katrin Rudge (center) receives the Coastal Excellence Award from Sarasota Bay Watch board members Al Jeffrey (left) and Larry Stults (right) and student board member Lauren Jeffrey (center).

The Conservation Foundation of The Gulf Coast. Home to and partner with Sarasota Bay Watch.

The Conservation Foundation of The Gulf Coast. Home to and partner with Sarasota Bay Watch.

Riverview High School Honor students with trash collected from Skiers Island

Riverview High School Honor students with trash collected from Skiers Island.

Volunteers cleanup asphalt from Indian Beach on Sarasota Bay

Volunteers cleanup asphalt from Indian Beach on Sarasota Bay.

Baby scallop ready to begin a new life in Sarasota Bay.

Baby scallop ready to begin a new life in Sarasota Bay.

Ronda Ryan works with student volunteers to catalog fishing line from a bird rookery clean up.

Ronda Ryan works with student volunteers to catalog fishing line from a bird rookery clean up.

Scallopalooza at the Sarasota Yacht Club is Sarasota Bay Watch's premier fund raising event

Scallopalooza at the Sarasota Yacht Club is Sarasota Bay Watch’s premier fund raising event.

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Boats line the shore of the Mar Vista during a Scallop Search.

A feast for scallop searchers courtesy of the Chiles Group and the Mar Vista.

A feast for scallop searchers courtesy of the Chiles Group and the Mar Vista.

Caroline McKeon and Charlie Hunsicker release scallops into Sarasota Bay.

Caroline McKeon and Charlie Hunsicker release scallops into Sarasota Bay.

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A boat load of debris collected during the Sister Keys Clean Up.

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The scallop’s beautiful blue eyes.

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Ronda Ryan demonstrates how to search a transect.

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Sarasota Bay Watch’s boat. Thanks to Pepper Dietz.

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Young volunteers rescue an entangled cormorant during a Monofilament Clean Up.

 

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Young volunteers help with scallop restoration.

Asphalt cleanup Indian Beach, Sarasota Bay

A team of volunteers cleans asphalt from the bay shoreline at Indian Beach.

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Sarasota Bay Watch Board members display a poster with many of the supporters of their efforts.

Diverse community outreach.

Sarasota Bay Watch strives for diverse community outreach.

 

 

Ed Chiles — Mick Coleman Scallop seeding sponsors.

Corporate help from the Chiles Group, Mike Coleman and the Pine Avenue Restoration group in seeding the Bay with scallops.

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Sarasota Bay Watch works with students in local high schools.

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Sarasota Bay Watch Chairman Larry Stults give two thumbs up before releasing millions of scallops into Sarasota Bay.

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Board Member Rusty Chinnis pours scallop larvae into Sarasota Bay.

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A bucket of scallop larvae (spat) prior to release.

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Rusty Chinnis and Jay Leverone with live scallops from Sarasota Bay.

(STAFF PHOTO / JENNA ISAACSON) Sarah Shockley, left, 14, Melissa Dowd, 14, center, and Kayla Vanness, right, examine a scallop they found off a sandbar near Longboat Marina during the first annual Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search on Saturday, August 23, 2008. Volunteers fanned out from Ken Thompson Park to assigned points along the bay to take a count scallops living in the area, a key indicator of the overall health of the bay. Numbers gathered in the count show the scallops are thriving surprisingly well after a long absence from Sarasota Bay, counting 826 today alone.

Sarah Shockley, left, 14, Melissa Dowd, 14, center, and Kayla Vanness, right, examine a scallop they found off a sandbar near Longboat Marina during the first annual Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search (STAFF PHOTO / JENNA ISAACSON) Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Joyous students group shot.

Joyous students celebrate during a group shot at a Sarasota Bay Watch event.

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A cormorant with monofilament entangled on its beak.

colorful scallops

Scallops come in many colors.