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ImageThe California mussel (Mytilus californianus) can withstand strong wave action due to its tough shell and strong attachment to the rocks with bissel threads.


California mussel (Mytilus californianus)

Location (General):

Pacific Grove

Site (Specific):

Point Pinos

Date taken:

February, 16 2012

Photo credit:

Chad King / NOAA MBNMS

View the Natural history for:
Mytilus californianus
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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      Latitude: 36.636159    Longitude: -121.937498

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