Day 730, Blue Eyes

If deep blue eyes are supposed to be alluring then the Doughboy Scallop, Mimachlamys asperrima, would be the most alluring of all.

Also known as a sponge scallops this species rarely finds its way onto restaurant plates. Unlike commercial varieties which are collected from sandy bottoms, this scallop chooses a sessile life covered in sponge and coral attached to reefy habitat. This one under Port Hughes Jetty must only be couch surfing because it is surprisingly devoid of spongy growth.

As for those gorgeous blue eyes, well you tell me what you think!

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 730, Blue Eyes’ 1/100s f/18 ISO320 100mm

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