Mapping Terrapin Habitat
January 18, 2011
The crew of the R/V Shearwater let out a net to trawl for flounder. ©Janet Krenn/VASG
Predicting Success of Young Flounder and Bass
January 18, 2011
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Understanding Predators on Bay Scallops

Bay scallops on seagrass. ©VIMS

Bay scallops on seagrass. ©VIMS

Bay scallops haven’t been recorded in Virginia’s bays for more than 80 years, but there has been an on-going effort to restore them since 2009. Efforts to restore bay scallops could be hampered by low survival of juvenile scallops, but little is known about predation on tiny young scallops. This grant will support a student working with J. Emmett Duffy, Robert Orth, and Mark Lukenbach of VIMS to study what eats bay scallop juveniles, both in the field and in the lab.

Funded by the Virginia Sea Grant Coastal & Marine Science RFP

Project detail: J. Emmett Duffy (VIMS), Robert Orth (VIMS), and Mark Luckenbach (VIMS). Opening the bottleneck in bay scallop restoration: Impacts of micropredators on recently settled bay scallops.