VillageSoup reports on grad student’s involvement with shellfish research

VillageSoup reported the Waldoboro Shellfish Committee will receive a $6,700 grant for its Maine Shellfish Restoration and Resilience Project, which involves moving clam seeds to a safer location along the Medomak River. University of Maine graduate student Gabrielle Hillyer is working on a mapping project connected to the shellfish project, deploying drifters to map tidal currents and measure temperature, salinity, light intensity, pH and dissolved organic carbon. The combination of projects will help determine the best placement for clam seeds so they can thrive, the article states. The Shellfish Committee will seek out interns or researchers from UMaine to monitor the growth and development of the clams.