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2019 Great Bay Scallop & Hard Clam Search

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Cape Haze Marina

8214 Harborside Circle

Englewood, FL 34224

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Great Bay Scallop & Hard Clam Search

Saturday, August 10, 2019

8:30 am – 2 pm

(Orientation beginning at 9am)

CAPE HAZE MARINA

Join the University of Florida/Sea Grant Extension program, by participating in the 2019 Great Bay Scallop & Hard Clam Search, a resource-monitoring program where volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops and hard clams in select areas within Gasparilla Sound and lower Lemon Bay. The purpose of this program is to monitor and document the health and status of these important bivavle populations. Reservations are required to participate in the event. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. This event is designed to be a fun family event.

About 40 boats are needed with up to 150 participants to search selected sites in Gasparilla Sound and lower Lemon Bay.

Searchers will meet at Cape Haze Marina, 8214 Harborside Circle, Englewood, FL 34224, to receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. We will provide you lunch once you return to the marina.

* * * * THIS IS A NO HARVEST EVENT * * * *

We are recruiting:

  • Volunteers with shallow draft boats. Please let us know the style and size of your boat. Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards are also welcome. Please bring a dive flag if you have one.
  • Please let us know how many additional people you can take on your boat so we can pair you up with additional snorkelers.
  • Snorkelers without boats are welcome, however boat space is limited (registration does not guarentee that we have a boat available for you).
  • Volunteers need to bring: a mask, snorkel and gloves and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters (about 150 feet)—fins and weight belt are optional.

Hooked on SUP is making kayaks available for free for anyone wishing to participate. Please indicate when you register if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

Reservations are required and survey sites and equipment are limited. The Search promises to be a popular event—so sign up early!

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Englewood, FL 34224

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