Sea Talk Video - Blue Mussels

From its smooth black shell to its iridescent, pearly interior, the blue mussel is an attractive, and tasty, Delaware seafood resource. 

Publication Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

From its smooth black shell to its iridescent, pearly interior, the blue mussel is an attractive, and tasty, Delaware seafood resource. In North America, they can be found in brackish waters from Canada down to North Carolina, living with barnacles and seaweed attached to rocks, pilings, and even each other. A single mussel can filter ten to 15 gallons of water a day, helping to clean the water they live in.

Although small, blue mussels pack a nutritional punch, containing a third more protein than oysters. A wide variety of other shellfish and finfish are found in our region as well, and Delaware Sea Grant educates members of the public and the seafood industry on how to prepare them healthfully and safely.

This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station.

Sea Talk - Blue Mussels

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