In Florida, today was the first day of scallop season! I didn't know how big of a deal this was. The day before we had been out on the water fishing, and we saw one or two boats the whole day. Today, on the other hand, every resident of this tiny, fishing town seemed to be out there with us! We anchored our boat, put on our snorkel gear and jumped in.
I didn't even know what a scallop looked like (FYI, it looks just like the Shell gas symbol). They really are amazing creatures, they swim by opening and closing their shell and they are surprisingly fast and feisty! We had so much fun, and we collected five gallons of scallops. We brought them home, cleaned out the scallop meat and had ourselves a seafood feast! It felt (and tasted!) really good to catch, prepare and eat the scallops, and believe me they were absolutely delicious.
Here are a few pictures from our day!
first scallop of the day!
my favorite, ha!