Sea Scallop mother lode found off Cape May – “Ten billion is my best guess”

“Normally we’d see one scallop per square meter, which is actually good recruitment. We had a wide range of more than 100 per square meter and several places where they were on the order of 350 per square meter. This is an extreme event. It’s pretty amazing,” said Dvora Hart, NOAA mathematical biologist. “This recruitment event in the Mid-Atlantic is huge and basically unprecedented,” said Peter Hughes, who chairs the Sea Scallop Advisory Panel to the National Marine Fisheries Service and works for Atlantic Capes Fisheries here on Ocean Drive. Read the rest here 09:35

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