Studying Mollusks

My sister and I caught this zooplankton using a plankton net at Pescadero State Beach. This is a mytilus. It will become a large mussel. The tongue-like thing is a foot. The mussel uses the foot to move. I am studying mollusks and how they are effected by ocean acidification. I am studying mollusks because the Phylum Mollusca also includes nudibranchs and octopuses, which are my favorite animals.

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