Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians

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Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians

Bay scallops are found from Nova Scotia to the Texas and can be categorized into several subspecies. Bay scallops found in Florida usually have 17-21 ribs and are found in seagrass beds. Most animals have one mottled gray-brown shell and one white shell, while the orange variety (photo) is less abundant.


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Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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