CSTAR: Scallop restoration at Tarpon Bay
Jeanette Lohren – Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
The population of scallops in Tarpon Bay is sparse for many reasons, but mainly because of man; particularly overfishing in the 1960s. Fertilizer run-off from Sanibel Island and discharges from Lake Okeechobee, specifically nitrogen and phosphorous, can cause harmful algae blooms and disrupt the ecosystem in the Bay. Restoring scallop populations in the Bay will need to be a group effort.
Lesson Plan Components - Scallop restoration at Tarpon Bay (Target audience is middle school science students)