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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Weather satellites are the backbone of the National Weather Service (NWS). The satellites are fitted with instruments that observe weather and collect measurements. The data from the satellite travels to the NWS where supercomputers and expert meteorologists run models that turn out sophisticated forecasts. The first of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Observations (GOES) satellite has [...]

Water is a renewable resource, but the world’s supply of clean freshwater is shrinking as the population grows and demand increases. Pollution from industry, agriculture, and inappropriate waste disposal makes previously useful freshwater resources unsafe for human consumption. Runoff from farms poses a threat to freshwater ecosystems. Fertilizer, pesticides, and livestock waste often drain into [...]

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and this year it may be very active. Forecasters from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season. The forecasters predict [...]

Awesome Water Experience! In 2014 Pine View School student member Zack Jordan partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBW) of Sarasota and created A.W.E. (Awesome Water Experience) to provide kayak paddle trips for "Littles" and their "Bigs" through the mangrove tunnels at South Lido Park. Zack went on to become a Sarasota Bay Watch student board [...]

Recipe from Molly Siegler of Whole Foods Market Ingredients: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 small fennel bulbs, quartered and thinly sliced 1 leek, white portion only, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes 1/2 cup dry white [...]

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