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Images Dated 4th November 1997

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Coloured X-ray of a pecten scallop shell Featured 4 Nov 1997 Image

Coloured X-ray of a pecten scallop shell

Scallop shell. Coloured X-ray of a scallop shell, Pecten sp.. A type of bivalve mollusc, the scallop is contained within two of these shells connected together by a hinge (at bottom). The shells, made of minerals containing calcium, are ridged and interlock with each other along their edge. The hinged shells are opened and closed by a single muscle. Scallops can swim through the water by rapidly opening and closing their shells

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