Bay Scallop Restoration
One of the goals of FWRI scientists is to restore bay scallops
(Argopecten irradians) to areas where natural populations
have been depleted. Juvenile bay scallops, or "spat", are grown in
cages off docks to plant in target restoration areas.
These scallops are over 30mm in length and are ready to be
transplanted to seagrass beds.
Image Credit: FWC