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Get ready for the 2018 Great Scallop Search – and Clam Jam!

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This year is Sarasota Bay Watch's 10th annual Great Scallop Search! In a addition to gathering data on our local scallop population we will also be celebrating our successful summer of clam releases by inviting the public to help us distribute an additional 40,000 clams!

When: August 25th 8:30am Scallop Search — Lunch to follow

Purpose of event: Help to monitor annually the number of scallops in Sarasota Bay waters and support scientists at the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and distribute adult southern hardshell clams to improve the bay population.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, mask, snorkel, fins and water shoes.

Reservations are required to participate in the event. Space is limited, Boats limited to 50, kayaks welcome! No boat? Sign on as a crew member and you will be placed on a boat, space permitting. Participants will be equipped and trained on how to search for scallops in seagrass.

To participate please sign up using the link below.