SCALLOP, a MOLLUSC of the bivalve class, is familiar for its beautiful fan-shaped shell with pronounced radial ribs. FIRST NATIONS people used these shells for jewellery, rattles and also to make paint. There are 16 or more species in BC waters but only 4 are considered common. Three of these are free-swimming for their entire lives; that is, they can propel themselves through the water by clapping their shells and expelling water. These are the smooth pink (Chlamys rubida), the spiny pink (C....

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