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SBEP Launches New Website with Hundreds of Helpful Links

SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) recently launched a new website providing hundreds of helpful links, documents and photos focused on Sarasota Bay issues, wildlife and habitat. Visit to see several hundred images of wildlife as part of the site’s Creative Expressions Gallery. More than 40 photographers and artists of all ages have contributed to the gallery since it was launched in April.

Another new page lists 375 species of aquatic life, birds and other wildlife that live in our local estuary. Photos of many local species will be added throughout 2012. Other pages present aerial views of Sarasota Bay, a digital map showing local habitat restoration projects, a summary of local research activities, a list of eco-tourism resources, details about various SBEP outreach and education programs, resources and links for area teachers, a digital map showing future sea level rise scenarios, and hundreds of links to other Bay-friendly organizations.

Triple 3 Marketing, the SBEP marketing contractor developed the new website in cooperation with SBEP staff. SBEP has served the region as one of the nation’s 28 national estuary programs since 1989. SBEP is one of four national estuary programs in Florida along with Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, and Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. Florida has the most national estuary programs of any state in the U.S.