Like a Bat Outta Shell! Scallop Makes Quick Getaway Across Seabed

A scallop decided to make a quick getaway beneath the waves at Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, recently, with footage showing it hurriedly skipping away from its mollusc mates.

The video, shot by diver and keen photographer Jules Casey, shows the scallop resting between two others at Blairgowrie Pier, before quickly springing into action, opening and shutting its shell to propel itself off into the distance.

Casey often posts footage of what she sees below the waves at Port Phillip Bay to her OneBreathDiver Instagram account, where she has over 90,000 followers.

Her work documents interesting marine life, as well as dangers posed to underwater creatures by pollution. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

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