Story: Aquaculture



Fan-shaped scallops swim about the shallow sea floor. They are easily recognised by their ribbed shells, the upper one flat and the lower curved. A large muscle enables the scallop to open and close its shells. In this photo of a resting scallop, a row of tiny eyes can be seen just below the upper shell.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Oysters and scallops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006