Growing on the underside of a plastic barrel used as a racing mark in Strangford Lough. Common mussel below it shows scale.
No interactions present.
Is this not the mussels own securing byssal threads?
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Thanks, yes that sounds right - just not used to seeing them isolated and able to grow unrestricted.
...have a keel worm and what looks potentially like a tapes clam as well in the picture. But definitely the byssal threads seems to be what you want to know about.
Lat/Lng: 54.3858, -5.6241
OS grid ref: NW647049