Cornell Marine Scallop Program

Welcome to Cornell Marine Peconic Bay Scallop Restoration Program.

In 2005 Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program and Long Island University partnered with Suffolk County create the largest spawner sanctuary to restore the famous Peconic Bay Scallop. The brown tide devastated the Peconic Estuary ecosystem and nearly wiped out the bay scallop. Our team is using science-based restoration to help bring back the peconic bay scallop.  The premise was to put out millions of 1st year scallops in a condensed area to foster an effective spawn. This spawn would then travel through the bays in tidal currents and spread throughout the Peconic Estuary. Our research based restoration methods are proven to be effective. Learn more!


Help us expand our efforts to the rest of the Peconic Estuary!

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MAIL: To mail in a check made out to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County,
mail to the address listed below. (Please put "Scallop program" in memo line)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
ATTN: Marine Department
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, New York 11901-3071

PHONE: Call the Marine program office at 631-727-7850 ext 326 and make a gift over the phone! 
Visa and MasterCard are accepted

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