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Stony Brook Student Testing Scallop Die-Off Theories

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Stony Brook researcher Lucas Wong with the field laboratory equipment he and research partner Jessica MacGregor use to study the respiration of bay scallops in the Peconics to gauge how much physiological stress they are experiencing from various environmental factors.

Stony Brook researcher Lucas Wong with the field laboratory equipment he and research partner Jessica MacGregor use to study the respiration of bay scallops in the Peconics to gauge how much physiological stress they are experiencing from various environmental factors.

Stony Brook University graduate student Jessica MacGregor measuring a Peconic bay scallop.

Stony Brook University graduate student Jessica MacGregor measuring a Peconic bay scallop.

A Stony Brook University biologist raising an exclusion pen that researchers have used to try to protect scallops from being eaten by cow nose rays, in order to gauge how much of an impact the voracious species may be having on scallop populations.

A Stony Brook University biologist raising an exclusion pen that researchers have used to try to protect scallops from being eaten by cow nose rays, in order to gauge how much of an impact the voracious species may be having on scallop populations.

A Peconic bay scallop.

A Peconic bay scallop.

authorMichael Wright on Aug 31, 2022
With the local Peconic Estuary bay scallop population being hit by what appears to be another massive summer die-off, marine biologists from around the region are scrambling to figure out... more

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