The baltic macoma, “the Pink”

It’s a small mussel with a light and shining shell. Its favourite play is to hide in the seabed, exposing above the surface only two ends of its tubes. With these tubes, it searches for food. “The Pink” purifies the water and is in its element on muddy seabed.

This creature doesn’t avoid water polluted with sewage and places where there is just a small amount of oxygen. The baltic macoma is often eaten by flatfish. This pink little shell and a mussel hidden within it live even up to 12 years.

Interesting facts

"The Pink” mussel lives near the coastline. That is why you can often find its shells on the beach.