We are pleased to announce that thanks to a generous donor we have been able to secure a new rent free office located in Sarasota at a considerable savings to the organization. Our new mailing address is P.O. Box 642, Tallevast, Florida, 34270. The new phone number is 941-951-3400.
From New York State to North Carolina 357 dead or dying bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore since July 1st, the largest number of deaths in a quarter century. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared the die offs to be an unusual mortality event and released funds for an investigation. NOAA says the […]
Unmanned drones, typically called gliders, are being used to give us valuable information about areas of the ocean. They are more versatile and less expensive to use than submersibles and research vessels. “Gliderpalooza”, is an ocean survey experiment coordinated by 16 American and Canadian government agencies and research teams. Satellites, radar stations, and research buoys […]
The Causeway Island Park beaches are among the most intensively used public beaches in Lee County. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of START, a state-wide ocean conservation organization, along with Sanibel Sea School, a Sanibel-based non-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, have joined forces to help enhance visitor experience and reduce the environmental impact of recreation on […]
At the end of October, 215 researchers from 31 states met in Sarasota for the seventh annual National Harmful Algae Symposium. The event, co-sponsored by Mote Marine and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was an opportunity for scientists and public health experts to share their latest research. A large part of their focus […]
Sarasota Bay Watch has been busy in recent weeks. We finished up the 2013 Scallop Restoration year with a total of 26 million scallop larvae released. This brings our cumulative project total to about 54 million scallops larvae released into the waterways of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We also conducted our first ever release of […]
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in water samples collected this week ranging from background to low concentrations at several locations in and alongshore of southern Charlotte County south to mid Lee County. Very low concentrations were also reported in several locations offshore of northern Sarasota County and low to high concentrations […]