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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.

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Duration: 08/20/2019

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Jeanne Serb