A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from Pinellas to Collier counties. Fish kills affecting multiple species have been reported along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. The public has questions about whether they can eat seafood. The following information from FWC should answer some of the [...]

We’ve been on the water! Sarasota Bay Watch has been out on the water a lot recently. Again this year we’ve partnered with Mote Marine Laboratory to put adult scallops in cages in the bay, measure growth rates, clean barnacles, oysters and algae off the scallops and swap out clean cages when the old ones [...]

Weather satellites are the backbone of the National Weather Service (NWS). The satellites are fitted with instruments that observe weather and collect measurements. The data from the satellite travels to the NWS where supercomputers and expert meteorologists run models that turn out sophisticated forecasts. The first of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Observations (GOES) satellite has [...]

Our friends at FWRI asked us to share the following information with you. Five Facts about Sea Turtles Sea turtle nesting season in Florida lasts through October. A female sea turtle can lay more than 100 eggs per nest. Some juvenile and adult sea turtles eat jellyfish. Loggerheads are the most abundant sea turtle species [...]