Better get'em while you can.

Marine ecologists at the University of California at Irvine led a study that found the population of wild blue mussels is dwindling in the Gulf of Maine.

In fact, the numbers have gone down more than 60% over the past 40 years.

Most New Englanders know how popular blue mussels are, finding their place in many popular seafood dishes. These mussels are worth millions to the economy in this region, thus quite important to local fisherman.

According to the study, there are a few reasons for the mussels decline including warming ocean water, increases in human harvesting and perhaps a new predatory invasive species.

So enjoy the mussles while you can, sadly, they may not be around much longer.








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