Pink Pacific Scallop
(Chlamys rubida)

image of a Pink Pacific Scallop

Image ID: 20-01

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Comments : Pink Pacific Scallops are fairly common in Puget Sound wherever there is good rocky terrain. The wall at Sunrise is just such a place. If you are lucky, you will get to see these scallops swim through "jet propulsion". The yellow foam on top of this scallop is actually a sponge. Accompanying the Pink Pacific Scallop in this picture are Green Sea Urchins, a favorite food of the Wolf-Eel.
Common name : Pink Pacific Scallop
Scientific Name : Chlamys rubida
Location Found : Sunrise Beach, South Puget Sound
Actual Size : 4 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2T macro, ISO 100 film, 35mm
Natural History :