Blue mussel

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Blue mussels

Blue mussels

The Blue mussel is enclosed in two shells which are opened with the use of a ligament and closed with the aid of a large adductor muscle. Blue mussels are found attached with so-called byssus threads to relatively solid foundations. The byssus threads are composed of proteins and secreted from special glands and with the help of its foot the threads are glued to its shell and to the foundation to which it is attached.

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