In an article on the troubled, yet rebounding, Maine scallop industry, Brian Preney ’84 discusses the potential risks of scallop diving, including strong currents and loss of air. However, he finds the pursuit exciting, especially given scallops’ power to dart away quickly. “I liken scalloping more to hunting,” Preney said.

Preney, a diver out of Boothbay and a member of the Urchin Advisory Council, has been fishing with scuba gear since 1980. He learned to dive in Colby’s pool and later married into a family of fishermen.