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Krista Toomre with Thomas, 11, and Camille Johnson, 12

Citizen scientists go fishing for scallops

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Krista Toomre with Thomas, 11, and Camille Johnson, 12

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Sarasota Bay Watch Chairman Larry Stults and Student Board Member Delainey Dietz

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Sarasota Bay Watch Chairman Larry Stults and Student Board Member Delainey Dietz

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Ashley Baggett and Captain Ron Gauthier, of Ocean Explorer TV

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Ashley Baggett and Captain Ron Gauthier, of Ocean Explorer TV

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Sarasota Bay Watch Program Director Ronda Ryan and Mar Vista General Manager Anthony Cucci

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Sarasota Bay Watch Program Director Ronda Ryan and Mar Vista General Manager Anthony Cucci

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In addition to the scallops, groups found many other marine life, including starfish.

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In addition to the scallops, groups found many other marine life, including starfish.

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Emma, 14, and Grace Johnson, 15

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Emma, 14, and Grace Johnson, 15

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Finn Johnson, 14, and William Giraldo, 14 discover a starfish.

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Finn Johnson, 14, and William Giraldo, 14 discover a starfish.

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Finn Johnson, 14, and William Giraldo, 14

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Finn Johnson, 14, and William Giraldo, 14

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Ellie and Jack Martin

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Ellie and Jack Martin

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Ellie and Jack Martin measure and clean scallops.

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Ellie and Jack Martin measure and clean scallops.

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Jack Martin, 15, cleans a scallop.

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Jack Martin, 15, cleans a scallop.

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Ellie Martin, 14, measures a scallop with her brother, Jack.

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Ellie Martin, 14, measures a scallop with her brother, Jack.

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Ellie Martin, 14, with her brother, Jack

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Ellie Martin, 14, with her brother, Jack

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Steve, Ellie and Jack Martin check on a scallop sanctuary.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Steve, Ellie and Jack Martin check on a scallop sanctuary.

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Steve, Ellie and Jack Martin check on a scallop sanctuary.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Steve, Ellie and Jack Martin check on a scallop sanctuary.

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Steve and Ellie Martin, Sarasota Bay Watch Chairman Larry Stults and Jack Martin

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Steve and Ellie Martin, Sarasota Bay Watch Chairman Larry Stults and Jack Martin

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Sarasota Bay Watch Board Member Steve Traves

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Sarasota Bay Watch Board Member Steve Traves

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More than 140 citizen scientists search for scallops.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

More than 140 citizen scientists search for scallops.

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Beth and Scott Brewer search for scallops from Steve Traves’ boat.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Beth and Scott Brewer search for scallops from Steve Traves’ boat.

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John Okovach and Jeff Schaefer search for scallops.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

John Okovach and Jeff Schaefer search for scallops.

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John Okovach and Jeff Schaefer search for scallops.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

John Okovach and Jeff Schaefer search for scallops.

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Steve Traves instructs his volunteers how to search for scallops.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Steve Traves instructs his volunteers how to search for scallops.

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Volunteers brought their passenger boats, dinghies, kayaks and even jet skis to participate.

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Volunteers brought their passenger boats, dinghies, kayaks and even jet skis to participate.

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Volunteers were assigned various spots throughout the Sarasota Bay.

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Volunteers were assigned various spots throughout the Sarasota Bay.

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Patrick Blanker finds scallops.

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Patrick Blanker finds scallops.

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Thirty-one live scallops and 220 shells of scallops that died recently were found.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

Thirty-one live scallops and 220 shells of scallops that died recently were found.

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John Okovach finds scallops and other marine life.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 |

John Okovach finds scallops and other marine life.

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John Okovach

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John Okovach

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