scallops

We’ve been on the water! Sarasota Bay Watch has been out on the water a lot recently. Again this year we’ve partnered with Mote Marine Laboratory to put adult scallops in cages in the bay, measure growth rates, clean barnacles, oysters and algae off the scallops and swap out clean cages when the old ones [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch has extended its education and community outreach activities to engage elementary school children. Recently, we visited over 70 4th grade students to learn about filter feeders in the bay, scallop life cycle, etc. The 4th graders also watched a high school student produced video on restoration, and were captivated by live scallops [...]

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 [...]