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Atlantic sea scallops are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and in shallower waters in Maine and Canada. Sea scallops are harvested for their adductor muscle (“meat”)—the muscle that holds their shells together. Scallops are usually shucked at sea and kept on ice or frozen aboard the fishing vessel. “Dry” scallops are untreated; “wet” scallops are treated with chemical additives to increase their water content. Dry scallops are the best way to go; if wet scallops are treated too much, they’ll be soft and opaque and shed water and weight quickly.