Those are interesting factoids and they are well known ( except for the swimming scallops, I had no idea they could do that )
But the one thing I find fascinating is that some clams have eyes and that design of the Scallop’s eyes resemble the Hubble telescope. Is that a big deal?
Yes it is.
Their eyes are complex- as one example, they have two sets of retinas.
The Upper Retina detects shadows, so it’s a defensive mechanism and there is a theory that the Lower Retina in each eye ( there are two hundred eyes total ) might somehow work together to take 200 separate images and combine them into one image.
Nobody knows for sure, but the idea is the stuff of sci-fi stories so I’m digging it.
Sea Scallops have the most accurate vision among the sighted bivalves.
I don’t know about you, but the idea that a Scallop or a clam can see or sense your face is an idea that this writer thinks she will be turning over in her mind for awhile. It’s just a nightmare waiting to happen.
“for I have in a dream thirty years back seen the same thing happen; but the reader will hardly, perhaps, imagine how dreadful it was to him to see a figure suddenly sit up in what he had known was an empty bed”