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The Great Scallop Search of 2018 and Clam Jam!
August 25 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
This year is our 10th annual Great Scallop Search! In a addition to gathering data on our local scallop population we will also be celebrating our successful summer of clam releases by inviting the public to help us distribute an additional 40,000 clams!
* * * * NOTE: THIS IS A NO HARVEST EVENT * * * *
When: August 25th 8:30am Scallop Search —-Lunch to follow
Where: Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
Purpose of event: Help to monitor annually the number of scallops in Sarasota Bay waters and support scientists at the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and distribute adult southern hardshell clams to improve the bay population.
What to bring: Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, mask, snorkel, fins and water shoes.
Reservations are required to participate in the event. Space is limited, Boats limited to 50, kayaks welcome! No boat? Sign on as a crew member and you will be placed on a boat, space permitting. Participants will be equipped and trained on how to search for scallops in seagrass.
To participate please sign up using the form below:
This event could not be possible without are fantastic corporate sponsors! Thank you for making Sarasota Bay a priority!