Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Scallops,bacon,black pudding and a splash of Sauvignon Blanc. :)

Scallops,bacon,black pudding and a splash of Sauvignon Blanc. :)
and potatoes.

Scallops are a cosmopolitan family of bivalves
Found in all of the world's oceans, though never in freshwater.

They are one of very few groups of bivalves to be primarily "free-living"; many species are capable of rapidly swimming short distances and even of migrating some distance across the ocean floor.
A small minority of scallop species live cemented to rocky substrates as adults, while others are more simply attached by means of a filament they secrete called a byssal thread.

The majority of species, however, live recumbent on sandy substrates, and when they sense the presence of a predator such as a starfish, they are able to escape by swimming swiftly but erratically through the water using a form of jet propulsion created by repeatedly clapping of their shells together.

Scallops have a well-developed nervous system, and unlike most other bivalves they have numerous simple eyes situated around the edge of their mantles.

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