Marine Biologist Doubts Parasite Was Only Cause of Bay Scallop Collapse, But It Was Another Factor - 27 East

Marine Biologist Doubts Parasite Was Only Cause of Bay Scallop Collapse, But It Was Another Factor

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DEC commissioner Basil Seggos.   PRESS FILE

DEC commissioner Basil Seggos. PRESS FILE

Many scallops in the Peconics were found with their shells empty.

Many scallops in the Peconics were found with their shells empty.

A parasite called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery may have been a factor in the near total collapse of the scallop population last year.   PRESS FILE

A parasite called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery may have been a factor in the near total collapse of the scallop population last year. PRESS FILE

Peter Boody on Feb 4, 2020
A parasite that the New York State commissioner of environmental conservation called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery has been detected in a sample of bay scallops... more

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