Seashell Textures Mussel 1-5 Mussels (Mytilis edulis) growing en masse on rocks at low tide level on the beach showing byssus threads used for attachment, and sand between the shells.

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  1. I think there is a tendency for mussel shell colour to change as the shell matures. The young ones have translucent shells with paler colours and orange streaks and only a little bit of blue – but progressively the blue dominates and the dark brown periostracum becomes thicker and overlies the whole shell.

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