clams

Red Tide Is Everybody’s Problem Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity can disrupt the nature’s balance creating devastating blooms in our waterways that are more intense, [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch’s 2018 is shaping up to be a full and fulfilling year! For the first time ever we will combine various student on-the-water cleanup events into one large high school waterway island restoration day. Volunteers from Riverview, Sarasota and Cardinal Mooney high schools will work together to remove trash and invasive species and [...]

Our friends at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following important news release at the beginning of August. The bay scallop season off Gulf County remains postponed due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay. The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption. The [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual fundraiser is getting a new tagline – “Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic!” Save The Date: September 24th at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The new slogan let’s people know that our community-driven scallop program is expanding to include southern hardshell clam restoration. Hardshell clams are an important part of our bay’s ecosystem and they [...]