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5a. Mussels

Image of California mussel

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These California mussels (Mytilus californianus) are tightly packed in this mussel bed. They stick to the rock using bissel threads thin, super-strong threads that the mussels produce. Mussels can actually move themselves, very slowly, by putting down new bissel threads and pulling up the old ones.

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