[PAST EVENT] VIMS After Hours: Bay Scallops

February 24, 2022
7pm - 8pm
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium, also available as a live webinar
1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
Bay Scallop

The bay scallop, Argopecten irradians, is an iconic shellfish of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, its classic seashell shape commonly used to represent the sea or coastal living. Despite this reverence as a symbol, bay scallop numbers have been declining along the Atlantic coast since the 1980’s, with the species being defined as functionally extinct from Virginia’s coastal bays since the 1930’s. Bay scallops have been the target of ongoing aquaculture efforts at the VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory (ESL) since the 1960’s. Successful seagrass restoration efforts from scientists at VIMS in Virginia coastal bays have inspired a focus on restoring the bay scallop to critical seagrass habitat. Dr. Richard Snyder, Director of the VIMS ESL, will provide a presentation on the basic biology and ecology of the bay scallop, the history of its fishery and aquaculture use, and current work with the species at the ESL.

We are excited to offer this lecture in-person in McHugh Auditorium on VIMS' Gloucester Point Campus! Face masks are currently required for all individuals in indoor spaces on the VIMS campus. This lecture will also be available as a live-streamed webinar. Registration is required for both in-person and webinar, and you can select which way you will attend when you register. Webinar links will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

After Hours lectures are designed for an adult audience. 

An inherent risk of exposure to harmful pathogens like COVID-19 exists where people gather for events such as this one. Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, VIMS/William & Mary request that all attendees follow the posted guidelines while participating in the event. By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks, your willingness to assume those risks, and your agreement to abide by the applicable health and safety measures that are in place at the time of this event.

As we move forward, our planning must necessarily be flexible and will be based on current health data. For the latest information on VIMS and W&M’s pandemic response, please visit the Path Forward website.


VIMS Advancement, [[v|programs]], 804-684-7061