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Greenshell mussels

Greenshell mussels

Aquaculture scientist Nick King of the Cawthron Institute holds Greenshell mussels – a different family in each hand – at the institute’s hatchery at The Glen, near Nelson, in 2006. The Cawthron Institute is a world leader in selectively breeding shellfish for characteristics such as faster growth, resilience to stress, improved survival rates, and shell shape and colour.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Arts, culture and science', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28981/greenshell-mussels (accessed 23 January 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015