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Stephen Tettelbach

Shellfish Ecologist/Professor Emeritus of Biology

Dr. Stephen Tettelbach is a Shellfish Ecologist at Cornell Cooperative Extension and Professor Emeritus of Biology at Long Island University, where he taught marine science and biology for 33 years. He received his B.S. (Biology) from the University of Miami, M.S. (Fisheries Biology) from the University of Washington, and Ph.D. (Ecology) from the University of Connecticut.

His team’s research is heavily field-oriented and focuses on the biology, ecology and restoration of marine mollusks. He has worked on bay scallops for over 40 years, during which time he has logged more than 2500 dives. He serves as co-leader of the ongoing, 18 year project, “Restoration of Peconic Bay Scallop Populations and Fisheries”, the largest and most successful of its kind in North America. He is a current workgroup member of the Peconic Estuary Program Bay Scallop Task Force and the New York State Shellfish Restoration Plan, and is former President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the National Shellfisheries Association. He has given more than 70 presentations on bay scallops at local, regional and international conferences and published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on bay scallops.

Sept. 20, 2022

Our Changing Waters - The Peconic Bay Scallop

In this episode your host, and favorite angler :) George Scocca does a deep dive so to speak into the issues we're seeing with the Jewel of the East End the Peconic Bay Scallop. Did you know that the Peconic …

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