1. 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

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