Scallops are mollusks, but unlike most mollusks they can swim! That’s right. While you’re out there looking for them, you may notice one off of its grassy bed scooting around through the water. Be careful where you grab…they do pinch! Behind those 60 florescent blue eyes lies the adductor muscle. This muscle allows the scallop to open and close. This muscle also provides us with a delicious, tasty meal!
Don’t forget to look around while you’re down there diving for the tasty treats. You may also see horseshoe crabs, an array of fish species, stingrays, sea urchins, starfish and on occasion…the playful porpoises and Florida manatees that love swimming in our warm gulf waters!