News Center Maine features Noren research about scallop farming

In a story about Maine’s scallop farming industry, News Center Maine spoke to Christopher Noren, graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, about his research into the best ways to grow scallops to farm. Noren said that climate change warming Maine’s waters can pose a potential risk to the scallop industry, both wild and farmed “Scallops prefer about 10 to 15 degrees Celsius for growth, but if you get around 22 degrees Celsius, that’s when they start to die. …That could be a danger to wild and aquaculture scallops,” Noren said.