Doughboy Scallop Skips Across the Seabed

A swimming scallop is quite a thing, as they take off across the seabed. Jules Casey has encountered a few, but never, until recently, a doughboy scallop swimming. Video she posted on September 13 shows the creature as it skips away across the sand.

Casey told Storyful the video was recorded near Blairgowrie Pier, saying the critters are “normally tucked in near a pylon or amongst other sponges.”

“The doughboy scallop, also known as Mimachlamys asperrima, spends most of its time on the sandy seabed or it can also be found among the rocks and mud, sometimes attached to a sponge or an oyster,” according to Australian Geographic.

Casey frequently posts footage of what she sees below the waves at Port Phillip Bay to her OneBreathDiver Instagram account, where she has over 120,000 followers. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

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