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Shore Scene: Shrinkage in Nature’s Sieve

Shore Scene: Shrinkage in Nature’s Sieve

By Jan Sattler and Mia Davidson California Mussels (Mytilus californianus) are the most commonly found empty shell and are the most visible mollusks observed along Laguna Beach’s shore.  The bivalves have bluish-black shells and orange colored flesh. They take three years to reach a full size and can live up to 30 years.  Mussels are […]