Backside of the
Shell is carved to
resemble a real Shell.
Scallops are one of the few bivalve shells that actually swim. This is
accomplished by rapidly opening & closing their valves (shell halves), sending the shell
backward. Also, Each half of the shell (or valve) has different coloring and design. The muscle portion inside the shell is the part we enjoy eating at seafood restaurants. Scallop shells have been featured throughout history in art, architecture, and religion. You might recognize the well known shape as the one used in the Shell Gasoline logo.