deep sea scallop

This deep sea scallop shell was retrieved by the Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible during a dive at an area off the South Carolina coast called “The Steeples”. Even though the scallop within the shell has died, the shell itself provides a home for bryozoans, tunicates, serpulids, and algae which grow upon it. Image courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002, NOAA/OER.

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