5 FACTS: Scallops
March 12, 2019 by Wonder Science
A single scallop can have up to 200 eyes.
Scallops can swim. They clap their shells together rapidly, forcing out a jet of water which propels them forward with surprising speed.
Scallops are mollusks known as bivalves, characterized by two hinged shells.
Scallops are filter feeders. Water enters a scallop’s shell, where plankton gets trapped in mucus and ferried into its mouth by cilia.
Some scallops are female, some are male, and some are both.