7 August 2022
Scallops travel by opening and closing their shells but the direction they move seems counterintuitive. They don’t lead with their hinges. Instead the open edge goes first as they use their eyes to guide themselves.
Scallops’ eyes look like bright beads at the shells’ front edge.
Watch scallops on the move in this Twitter movie.
Scallops on the run … ? pic.twitter.com/VbJeMpIwCY— Laurel Coons ??? (@LaurelCoons) July 30, 2022
(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)