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On Friday the 24th of February, Sarasota Bay Watch assisted the Gulf Shellfish Institute in "planting" 400,000 juvenile clams at Port Manatee. When they reach an adult stage they will help to restore depleted clam populations and promote sea grass growth. SBW is gaining experience for their upcoming restoration project. Separately SBW partner Bay Shellfish [...]

March was Seagrass Awareness Month in Florida. The designation began in 2001, in an effort to explain to the public why seagrass was important and should be protected. Seagrass is not visible to most people and the role they play in the ecosystem is not understood. Seagrasses are grass like flowering plants found submerged in [...]

The Environmental Protection Agency says climate change “refers to any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time. In other words, climate change includes major changes in temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns, among other effects, that occur over several decades or longer.” Scientists have been studying climate change since [...]

Three Firsts! To paraphrase an idiom, Sarasota Bay Watch isn’t letting sea grass grow under it fins. In celebration of our 10th anniversary of good works in the bay, we have in 2017 already ventured into the classroom, added a new spoil island to our cleanup docket, and forged new partnerships! Last year SBW tested [...]

Seafood and Your Health

Seafood plays an important role in a balanced diet. START’s partnership with Monterrey Bay Aquarium has focused on helping people make seafood choices that are good for the ocean, Monterey Bay has now identified a list of seafood that's caught or farmed responsibly AND is excellent for human health. This "Super Green"* list highlights products [...]

Humpback whales came close to extinction after being hunted for their oil and meat by whaling ships well through the middle of the 20th century. Commercial whaling of humpback whales was first regulated in 1946, by the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In 1966, the International Whaling Commission prohibited commercial whaling of humpbacks. [...]

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