NEW BEDFORD — Scientists and crew members aboard a NOAA-chartered research vessel have recovered a $450,000 scallop survey camera that was lost a week ago when it apparently snagged on an underwater shipwreck southeast of Delaware Bay, a NOAA spokesperson said.

“We are pleased, relieved, and preparing to move forward with our (scallop) survey for this year,” Susan Gardner, acting deputy director of NOAA Fisheries’ Northeast Fisheries Science Center, said in a press release.

The Science Center owns the instrument, a habitat mapping camera known as a “HabCam.”
The camera appears to have only “minimal damage” on its exterior and is being tested by scientists, NOAA said.

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