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Shore Crab mugged by Common Blennies – food stolen

Shore Crab mugged by Common Blennies – food stolen

+204    Yikes! More fighting in the rock pools. . A Shore Crab was mugged by local Common Blennies. A fight broke out, but in the end the crab lost out and had all it's food stolen. . The crab had already spent hours working hard for it's living, by slowly but surely slicing out the hinges of a Common Mussel's protective shells. Once the hinges were cut, the shell was able to be pulled open and the meat (the … Read entire article »

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Mussels at work – filter feeding – made visible with science

Mussels at work – filter feeding – made visible with science

+198    With the naked eye, no filter-feeding can be seen. Using a scientific filming method, the fluid flow becomes visible….. and so the mussel's work, becomes observable   Mussels at Work, is a short 2 minute video, revealing something that you cannot see with just the naked eye – a bivalve mollusc (Common Mussel) doing it's work of filter feeding. A bit of science reveals the invisible…. The physics of light, density differentials and fluid flow, along with an adapted … Read entire article »

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