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Flame Scallop Displayed in HD

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 1:39 pm by

This amazing HD video by the gang at Coralmorphologic features a flame scallop, or Lima scabra. This filter feeder, siphons water through it’s fleshy mantle (similarly to a giant clam), strains any items of nutritional value, then expels the water back out. The flame scallop maintains it’s position with the help of “byssus threads” formed by a viscous protein secretion.  The flame scallop is capable, however, of swimming away in the even of an attack by a predator.  Click here to read the complete article by Coralmorphologic.

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