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Volunteer: Help distribute materials for scallop restoration project
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Help FWC's Research Institute (FWRI) distribute materials and live scallops to volunteers who are participating in a scallop restoration project in St. Andrew's Bay. In addition to passing out materials and scallops, you may be asked to help measure and collect size data on the scallops so that our scientists can calculate growth rates at the end of the project.

4/28/2018
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: AMIkids Marine Institute
200 East Beach Dr.
Panama City, Florida  32401
United States
Contact: Emily Hardin
850-767-3620


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Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is beginning a 10-year scallop restoration project in the Panhandle. This April - January, volunteers in St. Joe and St. Andrew's bays are "scallop-sitting" cages of scallops in order to kick off this restoration project. We need your help to distribute all of the materials and scallops to their sitters! Sitters will be coming to AMIkids Marine Institute between 8am and 12pm to pick up their permits, live scallops, cages, weights, and buoys.

In addition to passing out materials, you may be asked to help FWRI collect size data on the scallops that are being distributed. This will require measuring live scallops and recording measurements on a data sheet. Knowing the size at distribution will allow our scientists to calculate growth rates of the scallops over the course of the project.

Space is limited so sign up today if you'd like to help out!