Sarasota Bay Watch

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 [...]

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 [...]

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