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Battery Park City Cove Video




This video shows a piling that is absolutely covered by blue mussels (Mytilus edulis). This mussel is a blue-black and can grow to be up to four inches in length. As the camera pans up the piling becomes more inhabited by white and red algae. The red algae is a part of the genus Ceramium. Towards the top, less and less organisms inhabit the piling.