A group that hopes to foster a new generation of sea life in Sarasota Bay has dumped about four million microscopic bay scallops into the Bay. The Sarasota Bay Watch group introducing the tiny bivalves into lush sea grass beds in an area from Cortez Key to City Island. The group says it hopes this is only the first in a long series of efforts to repopulate Sarasota Bay’s scallop population. It’s an uphill battle, though: only one percent of the scallop hatchlings typically survive.