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The Best Scalloping Destination In Florida…Courtesy Of Luiza

Luiza & Capt, Jimmy Nelson on a fun scalloping trip out of the Plantation on Crystal River. Call it an Easter Egg Hunt Florida-style. Every summer, the star of the sea is the delectable Bay Scallop of the warm shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a fun family-friendly underwater adventure and all you need is a mask, snorkel and flippers and one exceptional charter captain. Don’t worry about dinner either. Once you’re back, one of our many restaurants will Cook your Catch. It’s a venerable local tradition and a Florida family favorite.

Crystal River is a place defined by water.   It starts with the river for which the city is named and the natural wonder on which the city sits: Kings Bay.   Kings Bay is fed by over seventy springs and as many as forty more seeps that feed 600 million gallons of freshwater a day into this incredible body of freshwater sitting only six miles from the Gulf of Mexico.  It is a first magnitude Florida springs system and a leading winter refuge for the Florida Manatee.  In fact, it is so important to the survival of manatees that The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is the only Refuge in the United States dedicated to the preservation and protection of a single species.

This is what Wikipedia has to say about scallops:

Scallop

Animal
Scallop is a common name that is primarily applied to any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops.
Nutrition Facts: Scallops, steamed

Amount Per 

Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg 11%
Sodium 567 mg 23%
Potassium 267 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 17 g 34%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 29% Magnesium 7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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