Several news organizations, including the Bangor Daily News and Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported on the misplacement and recovery of scallop innards collected for marine research at the University of Maine Darling Center in Walpole. A scallop diver delivering the scallop parts to a university researcher mistakenly placed the package in the wrong vehicle with UMaine license plates at a designated convenience store. UMaine College of Education and Human development faculty member Abigail Garthwait, who had stopped for gas in a university vehicle, discovered the package a short time later and notified marine scientists. The Seattle Post Intelligencer and the Houston Chronicle carried an Associated Press version of the story.
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