The blue mussel is the most common mussel in Denmark and can be found in all Danish waters. That is why you can find blue mussel shells on all beaches. At RADIO we use both the mussel and the shell from which we make a bisque, that we can use both fresh or freeze it for later use.
10 million eggs
The blue mussel lives on shallow waters but can be at about 50 meters depth as maximum. It fixes itself through its bottom, and you often find the mussels in big colonies.
The mussel is blue-black with stripes and its inside is covered in shiny mother-of-pearl. It lives of plankton and can get up to 10 centimeters long.
A blue mussel can reach an age of 15, it spawns in the early summer and send out from 5-10 million eggs.