Effects of Lifestyle on Eye Counts in Spondylids and Scallops
Spondylids and Scallops are both bivalve mollusk species. Spondylids do not swim and scallops do swim. I count eyes on both species to determine if the number of eyes differ across species. I hypothesize that scallops will have more eyes than spondylid species. I use a dissecting scope to count eyes on each mantle of the specimen as well as the place at which the eyes are found. I am still working on my project, and I have not obtained any results as of now.
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Jeanne Serb