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California Mussel

Mytilus californianus

Description:

Large, edible mussel common to the Pacific Northwest. Lives in tidepools and on rocks, can withstand the pounding surf. Shells are black with white/blue markings. Often found in large colonies.



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Newport, Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.64, Long: -124.05

Spotted on Dec 20, 2010
Submitted on Dec 16, 2011

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