Sustainable Seafood

Seafood Savvy

The world’s expanding population’s continual search for healthy protein from seafood has led to overfishing of many of the most popular kinds of fish. In fact over 90% of many of the larger ocean fish like Blue Fin Tuna are already gone. Find out what can you do about it?

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Coastal Classroom

Coastal Classroom

How much do you know about our marine environment and how it affects your everyday life? Did you know that mangroves, the coastal trees that can live in salt water, drop their leaves that create nutrients that help sustain nurseries for all kinds of fish and small sea creatures?

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Resources

Are you doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know ways your lifestyle can impact the ocean's water quality? Do you know what to do when we have the next red tide bloom? To find out, check START’s available educational resource materials and related links.

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Funding for Everglades restoration and land acquisition projects have been shortchanged according to Florida environmentalists. They filed a lawsuit last June against the Florida Legislature over their budget’s use of money that was set aside for conservation by Amendment 1, saying that funds were diverted to uses not allowable for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. [...]

Scientists use a very specific system to classify and name organisms. This system allows scientists around the world to identify precisely which animal they are studying. Taxonomic Classification is the hierarchical system biologists use to organize all living things. Each level or rank of classification has more categories and each category includes fewer organisms than [...]

The Holiday Season is also Scallop Season! This is the beginning of Sarasota Bay Watch's 4th season of bay scallop restoration, which is glad tidings indeed! Together with Bay Shellfish Company and Mote Marine Laboratory, we recently collected 200 adult scallops from areas north of Sarasota-Manatee to use as brood stock. These adults have spawned [...]