Story: Shellfish



Visible here are the scallop’s fine tentacles and its tiny blue eyes, in a row below the upper shell. Scallops usually live in soft sediments on the sea floor.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Bivalve molluscs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006