Scientists say that as much as 95 percent of adult bay scallops in the Peconics died mysteriously mid-summer. Thousands of empty shells, like this one photographed by Cornell Cooperative Extension researchers, is all that remains of a once giant set of scallops.
Greg Verity and Sara Miranda shucking scallops Mr. Verity caught in Orient on Monday. Michael Wright
Dr. Stephen Tettelbach has been conducting bi-annual surveys of wild bay scallop populations for two decades. This year's surveys revealed a massive die-off of the scallops in the Peconics. Charity Robey
All that is left of the two bags of scallops that came into Cor-J Seafood in Hampton Bays on Monday. DANA SHAW
Danny Coronesi at Cor-J Seafood in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW
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