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Meet the Bay Scallop

Rick O'ConnorJuly 27th, 2023As I write this, we are in the middle of our 2023 Scallop Search, an event we do each year to assess whether the scallops in Pensacola Bay are trying to make a comeback on their own.  Each year I am amazed at how popular this little mollusk is.  On the day I am writing, […]

Summer Food Adventures

Andra JohnsonJuly 17th, 2023My favorite thing about summer is the food. I think that’s because it’s more adventurous. There’s a mild risk factor involved with eating outdoors, contending with sun and sand, shooing away bugs, and lighting a charcoal fire that adds fun and excitement to an ordinary meal. Many of the most popular foods we enjoy at […]

The Great Scallop Search – 2022 – Pensacola Bay System

Rick O'ConnorOctober 24th, 2022Introduction The bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) was once a common bivalve in the lower portion of Pensacola Bay.  Found in the thick grassbeds of Big Lagoon and Santa Rosa Sound, it provided both a recreational and commercial fishery until both were closed due to the drastic decline of the animal beginning in the 1960s.  The […]

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