IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: The Return of the Peconic Bay Scallop

In 1985, the sweet, firm Peconic Bay Scallop all but disappeared. The culprit was a giant algae bloom that turned the waters of the bay a murky brown and choked out life on the sea floor, including the delicate eelgrass that the scallops fed on.  Thanks to a massive effort to reduce pollution running into the bay and seed it with cultivated scallops, the once abundant creatures are returning.  Read more here in our current issue.