The lagoon cockle, “the Lovey”

Oh, what a love-struck mussel it is! Why? When we put together two halves of its shell, they will form a shape of a heart. Our “Lovey” likes the shallow Baltic seabed. No water pollution scares it. An adult lagoon cockle lives on the seabed. Its offspring is often spotted while having fun together on the plants, being attached to them by the strands they themselves produced.

This mussel has got two protruding tubes, which it needs to stay in touch with the rest of the world.

Interesting facts

When you’ll go for a seaside walk, look for the lagoon cockle. There are little stripes on the shell of this mussel. When you stroke “the Lovey”, you will feel little waves under your fingers.