Flight of the scallops
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Queen scallops are thriving in Lyme Bay

Queen scallops have been caught on camera "flapping" their shells in Lyme Bay, off the Devon and Dorset coast.

Researchers from Plymouth University spent almost a decade monitoring the recovery rates of scallops and other species since a ban on dredging came into force in 2008.

Dr Emma Sheehan said: "We've never seen so many queen scallops in that density... There were really large areas of them and they just go on and on."

  • 23 Aug 2017
  • From the section Dorset
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