Saturday, July 23, 2016
9 am-2 pm
Calling Volunteer Boaters and Snorkelers!
Approximately 40 boats and up to 150 snorkelers are needed!
Join us in a resource monitoring program to document the health and status of bay scallop populations by snorkeling and looking for scallops in select areas.
We are recruiting:
This is a **No Harvest** event.
Volunteers need to bring
- Volunteers with shallow draft boats. Canoes and kayaks are also welcome. Please let us know if you can take additional snorkelers on your boat. And please bring a dive flag if you have one.
- Snorkelers without boats are welcome; however, boat spaces are limited.
sunscreen, a mask, snorkel and gloves, and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters (about 150 feet). Fins/weight belt are optional.
Scallop searchers will meet at Gasparilla Marina to receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. Lunch will be provided once you return to shore. An orientation video can be found here: Great Bay Scallop Search Orientation.
Reservations are required to participate in the event and space is limited so reserve your spot today!