2022 Great Bay Scallop Search boat registration

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Saturday August 20

9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boaters to participate in the 27th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search. Each boat will be assigned a site within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay to snorkel for elusive bay scallops. The meeting location is Fort De Soto Park's boat ramp where participants will receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. We'll treat you to a free lunch and a t-shirt upon your return to the boat ramp.
 
The goal of the Great Bay Scallop Search is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Read more about the Scallop Search. At each site, a weighted transect line of 50 meters in length is laid along seagrass beds. Snorkelers count scallops along each side of the transect line, within one meter of each side, creating a 100 square meter survey area.
 
There are always volunteers without boats who would like to participate in the event, so please let us know in your registration if you could accomodate any additional volunteer snorkelers. 
 
Family and friends who will be on your boat do not to register separately as a volunteer snorkelers.
 
Sign up fast for this popular event and help us tally up the bay scallop population in Tampa Bay! 
 
The number that you enter below indicates the total number of boats in your party. Thank you!
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