Monitoring Bay Scallop Recruitment
FWRI scientists continually monitor bay scallop (Argopecten
irradians) 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