From October 5-14, taste what makes The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel so special during a local and sustainable culinary celebration featuring local chefs and a wide variety of area restaurants. The following sustainable seafood events are being hosted in part by the Ft. Myers Beach/Bonita Springs and the Sanibel/Captiva START – Seafood Savvy [...]
This one-of-a-kind event returns to The Bait Box on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is busily preparing for our fourth annual affair, featuring a grand evening of dining, dancing to the music of a live band, and enjoying the extraordinary good company of friends and family [...]
Common Name: Whelk Egg Casing Scientific Name: Busycon species Fun Facts: Whelk eggs are laid in intrinsically spiraled strings of egg capsules that resemble the cord of an old-fashioned hair dryer. Each capsule houses 100-200 eggs that go through several stages before developing into tiny whelks within the egg case. The whelks escape by [...]
Common Name: Sun Ray, Sun Ray Venus Clam Scientific Name: Macrocallista nimbosa Fun Facts: This bivalve has a distinctive pattern reminiscent of the rays of the setting sun. Sun Rays can be found buried in sandbars off the beaches and in the bay. They are considered edible but have become somewhat true.
Mote Marine scientist and START’s Executive Board Member, Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick, has been elected the co-chair of the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee. The NHC brings together authorities from research organizations, government agencies, communities and other groups to focus on harmful algal blooms while raising national-level awareness of bloom related issues. Barbara was elected by [...]