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Next we dissected the mussels to learn more about them. Here's some things we we found out:
Angus - Mussels actually have genders.
Sophie - Females are orange and males are white.
Isabelle - Mussels clean the ocean by filtering the water.
Amy - The white circle makes the shell stick together.
Kamden - If there's no mussels you can't see your feet in the water cause it's so gunky.
Liam - Mussels are closed out of the water and open in the water.
Next week we're looking forward to finding out more about those carnivorous whelks; cute but deadly to crabs! We're going to identify the shellfish we might find in the estuary too.