The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, an organization that regularly collaborates with New College researchers, is seeking volunteers to gather data on macroalgae and seagrass this summer.
Water conditions and the health of seagrass beds in the Sarasota Bay area have been rapidly changing, and there is a pressing need to collect information about algae. Volunteers will help monitor microalgae by snorkeling in assigned areas, estimating the coverage of seagrass and macroalgae, and collecting samples.
Volunteers with all levels of experience are welcome.
To learn more, visit sarasotabay.org/eyesonseagrass.