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Blue Mussels!
 
 
Diet-  the diet of the blue mussel includes plankton, and other small, floating organisms. (filterfeeder) the mussel sucks plankton through its intake tube.
 
Anatomy- The blue musse has an oval shape. with lines on its dark blue shell.  Blue mussel shells can be up to 7.5 centimeters in length, and are covered by a shiny coat. The inside of the shell is dark blue to violet with a white, pearly, layer.
 
Interesting Fact-  Short seasons and cold temperatures result in slow growth rates and heavy shells.