What Do Mussels Eat?

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The mussels eat naturally occurring plankton which is brought into the bay by the Atlantic Ocean. They are filter feeder bivalves and are recognised by an elongated shell which is often dark blue, blackish or brown. Their main habitat is temperate sea water at shallow depth from the intertidal areas to 50 metres.
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All mussels are filter feeders. They take in water, siphon out the microscopic organisms that were floating in the water, and then eat them. You can find more information here: http://creekconnections.allegheny.edu/Mussels/musselfacts.html
Mussels that are freshwater eat small dead leaves called detrius .In order to extract the food, they suck in water and flush of the water, leaving the food to be consumed.
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Mussels will eat microscopic plankton and zooplankton when they are in the water. They open their shells, and when the water flows over their cilia, it deposits the food. Look here
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People harvest sea mussels as well as catch them wild, and usually serve them steamed or boiled. Mussels go well by themselves or served with other seafood in a variety of sauces.
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1 Take the lid of the pan and place it next to the pan. Mussels are usually cooked in a special cast iron pan with a high lid. The lid doubles as a wastebin for the empty shells.
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Fish eat mussels. For example snapper. Maybe seals too. walrus eat primarily mussels. and don't forget humans!
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