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On Nantucket, a rescue for stranded scallops

After last week’s nor’easter blew tens of thousands of scallops onto Nantucket’s shores, volunteers spent the weekend hauling the mollusks into deeper water. An unlucky few ended up in bubbling pots as a reward for volunteers’ hard work.

Scallops often wash up on the beaches or get trapped in shallow water after storms, but sustained winds forced more scallops onto the sand than usual, said Peter Brace, chairman of the Nantucket Harbor and Shellfish Advisory Board.

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