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Mussels Help Create Artificial Tendons
2013-07-24 11:54:52

Researchers have discovered precisely why mussels are able to stick to slick surfaces so well, and it may lead to the creation of a wide array of artificial .

2013-05-30 23:27:01

DBH USA LLC introduces AIR-Active Instant Relief Cream, an all-natural alternative for joint pain. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 DBH USA LLC

2012-07-16 23:01:01

Omega XL® announces an environmental milestone with the New Zealand Department of Fisheries to ensure the eco-sustainability of the New Zealand Green-Lipped mussel, the exclusive source of

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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.

2010-08-16 18:08:56

Climate change is causing higher air and water temperatures along the east coast of the United States.

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2010-05-03 10:30:58

New understanding of marine ecology will enable better management of resources.

2009-08-28 13:31:27

The invasive green mussel has a powerful form of adhesion in its foot that could be copied to form synthetic adhesives, scientists in California said. The mussel, formally known as Perna viridis, has a sticky adhesive with a chemistry far more complicated than mussels studied previously, said J.

2009-08-27 14:15:00

The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but scientists have just discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot, according to a recent article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.


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Asian Green Mussel, Perna Viridis
2013-04-24 15:00:31

The Asian Green Mussel, Perna Viridis, is an economically noteworthy mussel, a bivalve in the family Mytilidae. It’s harvested for food but it is also known to harbor toxins and cause damage to submerged structures. It’s a native to the Asia-Pacific region but has been introduced in the Caribbean, and in the waters around Japan, North America, and South America. This mussel ranges from 80 to 100 millimeters in length and might occasionally reach 165 millimeters. The shell ends in a...

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...

New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Perna Canalicula
2013-04-21 08:36:56

The New Zealand green-lipped mussel, Perna canalicula known also as the New Zealand mussel, the greenshell mussel, kuku, and kutai, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. This mollusk has great significance as a cultivated species within New Zealand. This mollusk occurs all around New Zealand’s mainland. It’s usually seen below the intertidal zone, but it can be seen in the intertidal zone. It feeds on a variety of phytoplankton. P. canalicula is significant to the...

Brown Mussel, Perna perna
2013-04-20 15:57:05

The brown mussel, Perna perna, is an economically significant mussel, a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. This particular mollusk is harvested as a food source but is known also to harbor toxins and cause damage to marine structures. It’s native to the waters of Africa, Europe, and South America and was introduced in the waters of North America. This mussel is typically 90 millimeters long although it has the potential to reach sizes of up to 120 millimeters. It’s...

Bathymodiolus Childressi
2013-04-16 18:54:23

Bathymodiolus childressi is a species of deepwater mussel, a marine bivalve mollusk species belonging to the family Mytilidae. Although this species has been known since the year 1985, it was formerly described as a species in 1998. This species resides in cold seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. It is stenothermal species living in temperatures ranging from 6.5 to 7.2 degrees Celsius. This mussel harbors intracellular methanotrophic bacteria within its gills. This bacteria provides carbon...

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