Seafood Savvy

Sustainable Seafood
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?

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?


Are you doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know ways your lifestyle can impact the water quality in the ocean? 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.
Headline News

In 2014 Sarasota Bay Watch volunteers donated over 2500 hours of time and supporters contributed over $50,000 of funds and services, including $25,000 from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. SBW hosted 6 on-the-water volunteer events, worked with a wide range of new partners and old friends, participated at a number of environmental festivals and engaged […]

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples analyzed this week throughout Florida. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Researchers working on the Island of Crete discovered stone tools indicating ocean exploration capabilities of pre-human ancestors dating to at least 130,000 years ago. Around 4500 BC the Chinese and Greeks began diving into the sea as a source of food gathering and commerce. Yet to date we have only explored five percent of the […]

Coral Reefs are essential to millions of plant and animal species in our marine ecosystem.  Over the past three decades, coral reefs in the western Atlantic and the Caribbean have been damaged by diseases, storms and coral predators as well as ocean warming, pollution and ocean acidification.  Warm ocean temperatures have bleached out the coral […]

Florida has about 1.3 million alligators that live in all 67 counties.  They live in wetlands, vital habitats that contribute to their survival.  But alligators also play an important role in keeping their habitats healthy.  They keep the garfish in check saving bass and bream and other game fish.  They help control the number of […]

Recently, law suits were filed in Federal courts in New York, San Francisco and Boston against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries (both federal agencies) by environmental groups.  They hope to establish a clear standard that better protects the hundreds of aquatic species near the 1,065 power plants in […]

Spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Chipotle Crema   This sustainable recipe is from our partner, Monterrey Bay Aquarium.   Ingredients (Serves 6) 6 corn tortillas, warmed through 2 avocados, pitted and sliced 1/2 cup shredded green cabbage Mahi Mahi 1 pound mahi mahi, 1-inch thick 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground […]