Marine Science students return from scallop research excursion at sea

Amy Smith (left) and Erin Mohr record scallop width and shell damage during the research cruise.
Amy Smith (left) and Erin Mohr record scallop width and shell damage during the research cruise.

December 15, 2015

 A team of marine science students recently returned from a six-day research excursion in the mid  Atlantic.

First-year graduate students Brett Sweezy and Amy Smith along with second-year graduate student Laura Ellis  and undergraduate senior Erin Mohr participated in this grant-funded project, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Virginia Institute of Marine science and the New England Aquarium.

The students spent the time at sea investigating the discard mortality rate of scallops within the scallop  industry in order to better understand the rate of death for those scallops that are thrown back into the ocean during harvests.

The team filmed their activities aboard the vessel.

Watch a time lapse video

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