Deep Look

How Does the Mussel Grow its Beard?

Season 10 Episode 3 | 4m  | Video has closed captioning.

Mussels create byssal threads, known as the mussel's "beard," to attach themselves to rocks and each other. They use their sensitive foot to mold the threads from scratch and apply a waterproof adhesive that makes superglue jealous.

Aired: 03/08/23

Rating: NR


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