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The scallops is a bivalve that lives in the sand,
and lives from filtration; It filters the water by
pumping water and out and removing it from the
plankton. In case of emergency the scallop closes
valves by force, and swims away. In fact scallops
are fast swimmers but only for short distances.

Scallops in the kitchen

Scallops contain a high level of cholesterol, the stuf with the
bright onrange color. So scallops are not really healthy food.

Scallop Anatomy

The anatomy of the scallop.
This bivalve has one big central muscle. It is that large as the scallop can actively swim fastly but not for a long period. But this muscle also aids in pumping the water through the shell. The eyes on the mantle is an early warning system against crab's and seastars.

North sea Islands

These animals and plants can be found on the
North sea islands:
Bent Grass, and Beachgrass.
Sea holly
North sea crab
light-bulb tunicate
scoloplos armiger
skate leech or skate sucker
shipworm or teredo worm
Great cormorant
goose barnacles
sea oak of sea fir

Echinodermata of the Atlantic ocean

Pelican's foot
brittle star
sea medick
pea urchin
sea slater
sea star or starfish
freshwater sponge
vase tunicate

Seaweeds of the Atlantic ocean

knotted wrack
irish moss
Laurentia obtusa
sea beech
sea thong or sea spaghetti

clams of the Atlantic ocean

baltic tellin or clam

    A scallop on the sea floor, surounded by leaves of
    sea lettuce..The mantle
    has sensitiv tentacles and 64 eyes that war agaist moving shadows
    in the near.
    A beautiful photo made by John de Jong, more can be seen on Jojodive.

    the Queen scallop, closely related with the scallop
    A beautiful photo made by John de Jong.

    These scallops are freshly catched by fisherman, there are
    many different kind of scallops and this is the Pecten maximus
    that, as the name indicates, can become large, more then two decimeter.
    Pecten maximus is often covered with seaweeds. They are fast swimmers,
    but not for long periods.

    Opened Scallop valves, the orange part can be
    clearly seen. These are the ovaria ans consist
    almost purely of cholesterol.

    Schelpen van de Noordzee en Oostzee
    een plaat uit 1916, bijgewerkt

    1 pearl oyster (Avicula) Indian Ocean
    2 pearl oyster (Meleagrina margaritifera)
    3 common astarte (Astarta)
    4 cockle (Cardium edule, Cerastoderma edule)
    5 Bearded Arc (Arce barbata)
    6 modiola (Modiola) Mediterranean sea
    7 shipworm (Teredo navalis)
    8 sea date (Lithophaga lithophaga)
    9 Oxhorn-Cockle (Isocardia Cor)
    10 mossel
    11 noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis) Mediterranean sea
    12 Common piddock (pholas dactylus)
    13 Spondylus gaedoropus
    14 venus shell (
    15 giant clam (Tridacne gigas) Indian ocean
    16 trough-shell (Mactra solida)
    17 St Jacobsmantel of Jacosschelp
    18 Nucula nitidosa
    19 (Pectunculus glycymeris)
    20 (Tellina virgata)
    21 European flat oyster ( Ostrea Edulis)
    22 Peppery Furrow Shell (Scrobicularia plana) Adriatic sea
    23 blunt gaper(Mya truncata)
    24 European Razor Clam (Solen marginatus)
    25 Chamelea striatula
    26 Thick Lucine (Lucina pectinata)

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