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Blue mussel

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The '''blue mussel''', ''Mylius edulis'', is a type of [[shellfish]] known for its blue shell. They live off the coast of [[North America]]n from [[Canada]] to [[North Carolina]]. They are used in culinary purposes, and can be steamed or smoked. Each filters between 10-15 gallons of water per day. At one point, Canadians who ate blue mussels form off [[Prince Edward Island]] became sick, experiencing short term amnesia from amnesic shellfish poisoning.[http://www.ocean.udel.edu/mas/seafood/bluemussel.html]
They live off the east coast of [[North America]] from [[Canada]] to [[North Carolina]]. They are eaten, after cooking, and can be steamed or smoked. Each filters between 10-15 gallons of water per day. At one point, Canadians who ate blue mussels from off [[Prince Edward Island]] became sick, experiencing short term amnesia from amnesic shellfish poisoning.[http://www.ocean.udel.edu/mas/seafood/bluemussel.html] The blue mussel is one example of rapid, short-term evolution. As the result of the [[Asian shore crab ]] eating the blue mussel, they developed a thicker shell. Researchers were able to use a distinct population of blue mussels that did not have the [[Asia]]n shore crab as a predator as a control that did not have the corresponding change in shell thickness. Because the control group was not naturally selected to have a thicker shell thickness, they did not evolve.[http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/060901_mussels]
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