Juvenile live bay scallop (Argopecten irradians)

The blue spheres are eyes — scallops have up to 100 simple eyes strung around the edges of their mantles. Through research, scientists are trying to help restore scallop populations in Rhode Island. 


Image Credit: Kathryn Markey/Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Roger Williams University/Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Juvenile live bay scallop (Argopecten irradians)

The blue spheres are eyes — scallops have up to 100 simple eyes strung around the edges of their mantles. Through research, scientists are trying to help restore scallop populations in Rhode Island.
Image Credit: Kathryn Markey/Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Roger Williams University/Bristol, Rhode Island, USA