A new material may one day keep mussels off piers and boat hulls

The bivalves can’t get a grip on this slippery silicone material

Asian green mussels

A LITTLE CLINGY  Asian green mussels (Perna viridis) can stick en masse to piers and ship hulls, forming thick crusts that are hard to remove.

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