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Sarasota Bay Watch to Seed Bay with Juvenile Scallops This Fall

The waters and seagrass of the Sarasota Bay are said to be at their healthiest since the 1950s, but the severe decline of the sensitive bay scallops show that trouble remains.

The Sarasota Bay Watch has sent volunteers on a hunt for bay scallops for four consecutive years now, with today's search continuing a sharp drop with only a meager find of 10 filter-feeders.

So to continue the bay's return to health, the group plans to drop 20 million hatchery-bred baby scallops worth $10,000 in the Sarasota Bay this fall. ...