The super mussel is a natural cleanser of the sea. It uses phytoplankton to gain nourishment.
These mussels take in microplastics, pesticides and other water pollutants making it fantastic for use as a filter.
- “It’s a super-filter in the marine world, filtering up to 25 litres of water a day,” marine biologist Leila Meistertzheim says about the mussels.
- They suck in and filter water using their gills and store everything else that passes through them.
- Consequently filtering the water, mussels are an amazing phenomenon capable of acting as the natures water filter.
- Super-mussels are also the natural health indicators for the sea.
- These mussels can filter water and absorb micro-plastics present in polluted water bodies.
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- An environmental engineer from California’s Stanford University suggests that one must never consume mussels obtained from contaminated water bodies.
- These super mussels are also highly effective in deactivating faecal matter present in water bodies.
- Mussels that are present along with abundant Algae are also edible.
- Super Mussels are capable of recycling the waste dumped into water bodies. That is because they are able to consume algae for nutrition.
- The lack of nutrients in water can encourage the multiplication of Algae but Super Mussels feed on these, consequently cleaning the water.
- A recent report suggests that humans consume plastic equivalent to that present on a credit card each week.
- Super Mussels can consume a lot more without being harmed. The ecological effects of this process are unknown at this point.
- If we are able to use mussels for food as well as water filtration, these can easily be called the best natural beings to exist on the face of Earth.