Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Have you ever seen a Scallop run away from a Sea Star?

Have you ever seen a Sea Scallop run away from a Sea Star?  Well now you have! Did you know the Sea Star (starfish) is the natural predator of the Scallop?  In the oceans the Sea Star will bind itself to the shell of the scallop, slowly prying it open overtime.

The Sea Scallop exerts so much effort to open up & "run" away from the Sea Star, that it can actually take years off its life.  With that, please enjoy the video, but don't try this next time you visit the Aquarium...we'd like those Scallops to live as long as possible.

Keep your eye on the Scallop!

7 comments:

planettreasures said...

Ha! that is amazing!
I disnt know they could move so fast!

aquariann said...

Wow, I didn't know sea scallops could "run" that fast, either. How strange that moving like that could reduce their life span - poor thing!

Darling Nikki said...

I too, was shocked at how fast it moved! That was cool to see...I'm gonna show my son later :0)

Beyond Magical said...

Poor thing gets years taken off for running... cool video though!

Found you on Etsy and following :) Check us out, as well!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh my goodnes you learn something new everyday ! Ironically this reminds me of the Spongebob where they adopt a baby scallop and it squirts itself out the window ! Who knew it was based on real life : ) ?

Stunning said...

How neat is that?!

Thanks for sharing!

eeniemoni said...

very cool! thanks for sharing