Thursday, February 14, 2013

Up Close with a Scallop

scallops in different colors
the word scallop is derived from
Old French escalope which means shell
another view of same shell
live scallop
gills and roe or coral
red roe or coral, behind is the white adductor muscle
(both are edible!)
red roe or coral and gills (on top right)
the tentacles are the peach and white hair-like fibers
The mantle
the dots are the eyes
(there are up to 100 eyes per scallop)
more eyes
(to detect light and movement)
ridges on the shell
sea vegetable growing on the shell

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