Sarasota Bay Watch

The Coral Triangle – The Amazon of the Seas

The Coral Triangle is a marine area found between the Pacific and Indian oceans that is 647 million hectares of land and sea. It is located within the territories of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. It is so named for the triangular area of the tropical marine waters of […]

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Sarasota Baywatch Happenings by Larry Stults

Scallop Sanctuaries! Sarasota Bay Watch is teaming up with Sarasota County to create scallop sanctuaries around Sarasota Bay. Sarasota County is providing scallop cages, which will protect juvenile scallops from predators such as rays, crabs and fish. A number of cages will be put out in the water on sea grass beds in various locations. […]

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Sarasota Bay Watch Happenings by Larry Stults

February winds and weather can’t stop Sarasota Bay Watch volunteers from getting out on the water!  This month a group of professional park rangers and landscape managers bring their expertise to bear on removing invasive and exotic plants from Sister Keys, the largest group of natural waterway islands in Sarasota Bay.  About 5 years ago […]

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Sarasota Bay Watch Happenings by Larry Stults

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 […]

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Sarasota Bay Watch Happenings by Larry Stults

All systems are go! Now that Sarasota Bay Watch has its Special Activity License, which permits us to release scallop larvae, from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, as well as $20,000 in community funds raised at this year’s Scallopalooza and a $25,000 grant from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, we are ready to get […]

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Sarasota Baywatch Happenings by Larry Stults

Sarasota Bay Watch is pleased to announce that it has received a 2014/2015 Special Activity License from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  This permit allows Sarasota Bay Watch to release up to 40 million scallop larvae in Manatee and Sarasota waters.  Adult brood stock  have already been collected from Florida’s pan handle region and are […]

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Sarasota Bay Watch Happenings by Larry Stults

Sarasota Bay Watch has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognizes Sarasota Bay Watch’s efforts to restore scallops to our local bays and waterways. Sarasota Bay Watch President Jeff Birnbach says, “This generous support from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund underscores the importance of protecting and […]

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