Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment

Ecologists sometimes look to mussel species, a well-studied and foundational genus in estuaries, as model organisms for assessing the condition of coastal habitats, which are crucial for people and well as the broader environment.

Climate change threat to mussels' shells

The world's mussel population could be under threat as climate change causes oceans to become increasingly acidic, scientists have discovered.

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