Next Meeting

Dr. Stephen Tettelbach: New York Bay Scallops in Dire Straits

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 6pm
Where: The Brazen Tavern
356 w. 44th St. NYC (Upstairs)

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If you dive locally, you will find it almost impossible to find scallops on the local wrecks. Dr. Stephen Tettelbach, our next speaker and a shellfish ecologist and professor at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County has studied scallops for 45 years. 

Dr. Tettelbach conducted many lab and field experiments over 2500+ logged dives and concluded that the rising temperature and low levels of dissolved oxygen played a role in the decline of the scallops' population. He will speak about his latest work on selectively breeding Bay scallops to restore their population.

Come and learn about how you can help protect the Peconic Bay scallops.