Never even heard of a scallop pearl. However tonight was my 60th birthday and we went to my favorite Italian restaurant. I always order the seafood trio with shrimp, scallops and clams. When biting into one of the scallops I thought I had a shell in my mouth. Then I ended up with several little pearls shaped pieces. I made the comment "oh they look like little pearls". I came home and looked it up on the internet. I've eaten scallops my entire life and have never bitten into one with a shell or pearl. Now I know differently. What a great find on my 60th birthday.