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2011-07-15 09:29:05

Ocean acidification, a consequence of climate change, could weaken the shells of California mussels and diminish their body mass, with serious implications for coastal ecosystems, UC Davis researchers will report July 15 in the Journal of Experimental Biology. California mussels (Mytilus californianus) live in beds along the western coast of the United States from Alaska to California. More than 300 other species share the beds or depend on the mussels in some way. "Because these mussels play...

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2010-05-03 10:30:58

New understanding of marine ecology will enable better management of resources Explaining and understanding life cycles is on many people's minds in spring, and McGill Biologist Dr. Fr©d©ric Guichard is no exception "“ in fact, he's made a fascinating discovery relating to the life, death, reproduction and communication "¦ of mussels. Guichard says marine life can communicate over thousands of kilometers, calling into question current fishery management and marine...


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Mediterranean Mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis
2013-04-21 08:41:44

The Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, is a species of bivalve, a marine mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. It’s an invasive species in many areas of the world as well as an object of aquaculture. Mytilus galloprovincialis has the potential to grow up to 140 millimeters in length. The shell is smooth with a slightly broader base than that of the black mussel, with which it’s often confused with in South Africa. The coloration of the shell is a blue-violet or...

California Mussel, Mytilus californianus
2013-04-16 14:05:39

The California Mussel, Mytilus californianus, is a large and edible mussel, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. It is native to the west coast of North America, occurring from northern Mexico to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. California mussels are found in clusters, often in very large aggregations, on rocks in the upper intertidal zone on the open coast, where they are exposed to the strong action of the surf. The shell is thick and is often 80 to 130...

Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis
2013-04-16 13:21:28

The Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk of medium size belonging to the family Mytilidae. Blue mussels are subject to commercial use along with intense aquaculture. These mussels are boreo-temperate invertebrates that reside in intertidal areas attached to rocks and other hard substrates by strong thread like structures called byssal threads that are secreted by byssal glands located in the foot of the mussel. The shell shape is triangular and elongate with...

Mytilus Chilensis
2013-04-16 12:25:31

The Chilean mussel or Chilean blue mussel is a type of blue mussel that is native to the coasts of Chile and the Falkland Islands. This Chilean mussel is under intensive aquaculture in Chile. From 2004 to 2008 the annual commercial harvest showed an increase from 80,000 to 200,000 tons. Following a decrease in 2009, the production was back at a high level in 2012. Over 45,000 tons of mussels were exported in 2008, 93 percent of them were frozen. It is part of the world-wide Mytilus...

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