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.
Scallops raised in cages must be cleaned regularly to prevent
fouling by barnacles, oysters, and tunicates, as seen in this
photo. FWRI scientists are often assisted with this task by
volunteers and student interns.
Image Credit: FWC