Tag Archive: scallops

Big Lagoon and Santa Rosa Sound Scallop Search Postponed Due to Bad Water Conditions

The first of two bay scallop searches set up by Florida Sea Grant in Big Lagoon and Santa Rosa Sound will be postponed.  The first was scheduled for this Saturday – June 24 – but water conditions as result of the recent weather have made snorkeling for scallops almost impossible; the water visibility is zero.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/22/big-lagoon-and-santa-rosa-sound-scallop-search-postponed-due-to-bad-water-conditions/

2016 Coastal Marine Life Survey Reports

Volunteers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been assisting Florida Sea Grant with surveying our bay area for indicator species.  Bay scallops were once found in high enough numbers to support both a commercial and recreational harvest, but no longer.  Declining water quality, loss of habitat, and overharvesting have made the animal rare in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/11/15/2016-coastal-marine-life-survey-reports/

The Return of the Bay Scallop

MAN do folks in the Florida panhandle like scallops. Scalloping is a fun activity that gets the whole family outside snorkeling and finding all sorts of local marine life… and scallops taste good.  I remember in years gone by collecting scallops and broiling them in butter right there at the camp site…. Good times!   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/08/12/the-return-of-the-bay-scallop/


Florida Sea Grant is looking for volunteers with boats and snorkel gear to help survey the scallop population in the Pensacola area.  There will be two events – Aug 1 in Santa Rosa Sound and Aug 8 in Big Lagoon.  Volunteers will need to work in teams of 3-4 / boat to conduct their surveys …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/26/the-inaugural-great-scallop-search/