Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians) Spat
Bay scallop spat found in a single recruitment collector.
FWRI scientists continually monitor bay scallop spat recruitment in
the Gulf of Mexico by deploying collectors. Recruitment collectors
are composed of a citrus bag weighted to a concrete block and
float-array. The citrus bags emulates seagrass which spat will
attach to. These traps are switched out every 6-8 weeks and the
number of spat are recorded.
Image Credit: FWC