Ms. Kathryn Markey
Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Specimen: Broodstock bay scallop Argopecten irradians actively feeding. The scallop (later returned to the tank) was harvested on Martha’s Vineyard for the Luther H. Blount Shellfish Hatchery at Roger Williams University. Visible are the eyes (blue) and tentacles on the mantle of the scallop along with striated gills filtering the food and directing it to the body cavity.
Technique: Stereo microscopy