today includes two stories related to the humble mussel. The first has to do with the excellent binding properties of the fibres that mussels use to stick to every conceivable surface (including each other), while the second discusses their continued survival in an ocean environment that continues to warm up; not unlike the chilli mussel soup I found myself craving after researching this one. Both articles were first encountered on Eurekalert. As usual, the transcript follows the jump.
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