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The annual Deering Seafood Festival has grown steadily over its 13 years, each iteration outdoing the previous in scope and attendance.

A jellyfish water bottle sculpture along the bridleway leading to the main fields marked entry to Deering Discovery Cove, an environmental education area where roughly a dozen booths were set up by groups including Florida International University’s Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program. In the back, two open cabins housed Hands-on-Scales, a reptile and invasive species exhibit; and Squid-a-la-Cart, a guided squid dissection.