Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Scallops are Ready for Spawning!

On Monday, June 1st, the Save The Bay habitat restoration team went to work deploying scallops into cages in Narragansett Bay as part of our scallop restoration program. These scallops will spawn and help to repopulate parts of the Bay where these important shellfish have been lost. Save The Bay has been working for several years to reestablish eelgrass, an important habitat for scallops. Juvenile scallops attach themselves to eelgrass blades for protection. This is the third year of the spawner sanctuary in the Bay. Read more about the scallop and about the scallop/eelgrass connection.

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