Freezing Temps May Benefit Local Shellfish
February 19, 2013
MVGazette.com: Bitterly cold temperatures in January kept the [Martha’s Vineyard] bay scallop fleet grounded for many days, but frozen ponds may provide future benefits to some shellfish, including scallops and oysters, Island marine biologists say.
Rick Karney, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, said last week that a drop in water temperature in saltwater ponds helps to inhibit the shellfish disease dermo, which is a threat to wild oysters.
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