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Let's Explore the Seafloor: Scallops

A yellow and tan scallop sits in the bottom of a bowl filled with water.
Author: Olivia Alexander

Scallops are one of the most amazing critters in our ocean! Well – we might be biased.

Here at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, we are beginning to research scallop aquaculture. Don't worry, we won't forget about our oysters. The scallops and oysters will be raised side by side. 

Unlike oysters, who live their adult lives stuck to a surface, adult scallops can swim. They open their shells and propel themselves through the water column.

Check out this live session on scallops and get a glimpse of a swimming scallop fleeing the educator's hand.

Join us on the Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s Facebook page for a LIVE session every Tuesday at 12:30 pm PST. 

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