Close relative of dinner tonight (delicious Sea Scallops from Block Island Sound from our local fishermen at Stonington!)
This was from the July 3 dive. Very cooperative subject for playing with the new macro port. I have always loved the eyes of the scallop - easily the most majestic of the bivalves.
this is just the shell, but they are scattered all over the beach. This one also had a hole drilled through it. Evidence of a moon snail?
This was a small one on the inside of the estuary, but there were a bunch of bigger ones washed up on the outer beach. Not sure if they were the same.
Argopecten irradians, formerly classified as Aequipecten irradians, common names the "Atlantic bay scallop" or "bay scallop", is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.