All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Atlantic Calico Scallop shell</strong>
<em>Argopecten gibbus</em> / Bivalve
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

These beautiful maroon, white and pink shells were very common on the beach. Since they are <em>bivalves</em>, live scallops have...
Atlantic Calico Scallop shell
Argopecten gibbus / Bivalve
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

These beautiful maroon, white and pink shells were very common on the beach. Since they are bivalves, live scallops have 2 shells. They have tiny blue eyes at the edge of their mantle and can move away from danger quickly by "jet propulsion" opening and closing their shells rapidly.

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