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. [...]

2016 will be remembered by many of us living on Florida’s Gulf coast as one of the worst seasons for red tide in recent years. Throughout the summer and the fall and on into the winter holidays, our beaches and coastal waterways have been plagued with periodic outbreaks of red tide. The scientific community has [...]

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources that oversees the waters around Antarctica recently announced a new marine protected area in the Ross Sea. The commission comprises 24 countries, including the United States, and the European Union. It was a unanimous decision by the international body when two holdout nations, Russia and [...]