Blue mussels, the oceanic soothsayer. 2017
Since the 80’s the blue mussel has been used as a bioindicator, because the mussel is a so called filter feeder it has an ability to concentrate compounds found in the sea water; This attribute makes it a valued tool in the monitoring of the health of the ocean.
The information they contain is thus a kind of divination from the ocean, the divination speaking about the coming crisis caused by the contaminant curve rising towards the end of the diagram. The influx of leftover fertilizer in the sea increasingly causing extreme toxic algae blooming, the increase of other chemical compounds whose impacts on the local species and the living conditions of the water is still not totally known.
The massive amounts of data collected does not lie, the oceans are changing because of human created elements.