Zostera marina is a seagrass species, commonly known as eelgrass, that is found on both coasts of the United States, as well as in Europe. Unfortunately, Zostera is disappearing all over the place, including right here in New York. This could have devastating impacts on animals that rely on eelgrass as foraging grounds, or, as is the case with scallops, use it as a refuge from predation. This is its story, as seen through the eyes of an aspiring graduate student...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Some videos

So I've been following some other marine science related blogs recently, and Mike over at Cephalove often posts videos, and I thought I would check to see what kinds of videos of bay scallops are available on the internet. I came across these three, which I will share today, which actually talk specifically about the restoration program on Long Island which I am a part of... enjoy!

This first video goes through the hatchery process:

This is the second part of the video, where the news team goes out on the barge and sees the other side of the scallop project:

The final video of the day is just another look at the longlines:

A brief video on the Scallop long lines in Orient Harbor from Cornell Marine Program on Vimeo.

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