Tag: Mussels

Archaeologists And Biologists Join Forces To Investigate Sea Otter Tools

A team of researchers observed sea otters in California over a decade to investigate how the sea mammals use stone tools to crack open their meals. One of their findings claimed that sea otters might be right-handed.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2019

Mussels In Puget Sound Test Positive For Opioids, Other Drugs: Should People Stop Eating The Shellfish?

Traces of the opioid painkiller oxycodone, as well as antidepressants, a potentially carcinogenic chemotherapy drug, and surfactants used in detergents, were detected in mussels in Puget Sound. Is it still safe to eat shellfish?

Public Health May 27, 2018

How Mussels In Seattle's Puget Sound Tested Positive For A 100-Year-Old Opioid

Mussels from the Puget Sound have tested positive for oxycodone, which is an opioid. Scientists believe that the water likely got contaminated from wastewater treatment plants.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Invasive Species Of Mussels In Montana

Montana is trying a new strategy to deal with zebra and quagga mussels. The state has trained dogs to detect the presence of these invasive species.

Animals November 13, 2016

Shellfish inspires waterproof super glue: Here's what it can do

A new waterproof glue, developed from proteins produced by mussels, could prove invaluable in repairing ships and advancing medicine.

Animals September 23, 2014

Shellfish adhesives and other biomimetic feats: Looking to nature for our best ideas

A team from MIT has created a new adhesive with proteins found in mussels and other shellfish. The adhesive substance they created is very strong, and waterproof.

Animals September 22, 2014

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