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Help Sarasota Bay and Mote Marine Laboratory.

The Great Scallop Search – Saturday, August 8
Sarasota Outboard Club – City Island

index2_13Last year’s inaugural “Great Scallop Search” was a huge success and helped set a benchmark for the health of Sarasota Bay and its resurgent scallop population. This year’s Search will again collect vital research and volunteers are needed. To register, please call 941-953-5333.
Cannons Marina of Longboat Key will again field a team of scallop searchers. In 2008, Team Cannons Marina divers found 32 scallops (and a tiny shark) feeding on the small section of sandbar they were tasked to study. Not only did they collect valuable data, by all accounts they all had a lot of fun.
Local and regional scientists administer the Great Scallop Search, but it is local community volunteers who go overboard into the sea grass to count the budding scallop population in Sarasota Bay.
Register now for the event.
Food and refreshments are generously sponsored by The Chiles Group, and free T-Shirts, provided by Mike Field from the Anna Maria Island Sun, will be provided!
Great Scallop Search
When:  August 8th am
Where: Sarasota Outboard Motor Club City Island Park. Register – Call 941-953-5333
Happy Scallop Hunting!
P.S. – Remember that harvesting scallops in Sarasota Bay is illegal.