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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This May Riverview High School unveiled its AquaDome, a $250,000 aquaculture greenhouse that will be home to different types of marine life.  The school hopes that it will be an added attraction for elementary and middle school students who already visit the Planetarium on the campus. Students who visit the AquaDome can touch starfish, feed [...]

The female manatee found floating upside down in a Bonita estuary by kayakers in January was released May 15th in Bonita Springs.  The manatee, suffering from red tide which caused temporary paralysis, weakness and twitching like involuntary movements, had been undergoing therapy for the past four months at the Miami Seaquarium.  She was given antibiotics, [...]

A team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is hoping the device they call “a robot in a box”, will be a new tool for forecasting outbreaks of red tide. The device, roughly the size of a kitchen sink, has been suspended under the ocean surface from a buoy off the New Hampshire coast. It will [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking Florida beachgoers and residents, who live along the beach, to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.  The nesting season usually begins in May and goes thru October, but this year sea turtles began laying eggs on area beaches [...]

Beginning June 1st, the National Weather Service will issue statements on beach hazards. The Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office is one of the offices participating in the pilot program. The Weather service will issue information about harmful algae blooms, Red Tide, rip currents, chemical spills, high bacteria levels and dangerous marine wildlife.  The statements [...]

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