– Research –


Quahogs, Mercenaria mercenaria,  are an increasing important hard shell clam in Maine. DEI has conducted research on producing quahogs in the hatchery, farming, recruitment levels, and determining the effects of low pH (ocean acidification) vs. predation on quahogs. Click below to read more about DEI’s quahog research projects:

Trenton: Farming Quahogs – 2006-2010

In February 2006, the Maine Technology Institute funded a request by DEI to examine the hatchery, nursery, and overwintering phases of hard clams. Typically, this species of clam is associated with a geographic region that stretches from Florida to Southern Maine. There is, however, a small [...]

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