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Video is provided courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

Scallops are sensitive to motion and can get seasick!

Oysters are able to change their sex and do so at least once in their lifetime. (They also fertilize their own eggs.)

In British Columbia alone, there are over 14 federal, provincial and municipal departments and agencies directly and indirectly involved in the regulatory and management process of shellfish aquaculture.

Oysters are said to have aphrodisiac qualities.

Clams have been used for habitat remediation from industrial pollution.

Scallops are able to swim short distances by rapidly snapping their shell.

Farmed shellfish are not given hormones or antibiotics.

Oysters take on the taste of the water in which they live because they filter up to five litres of water every hour.

Ducks, cormorants, crabs, seals, predatory fish and starfish are natural predators for farmed shellfish.

At high tide, the clam has virtually no predators.

Mussels have been cultivated for about 800 years in Europe.

The colour of the meat in a mussel varies, depending on whether the animal is male or female.  (white = male, orange = female)

Shellfish are herbivorous animals. (Their diet is plankton.)

World farmed fish production has surpassed beef production.