Noble Pen Shell - Pinna Nobilis

Pinna Nobilis
Pinna Nobilis

Pinna nobilis (Linnaeus 1758), commonly known as mussel pen, Noble pen shell or fan mussel, is the largest bivalve in the Mediterranean Sea. It can reach one meter in length. Its collection is prohibited. In any case, being a mollusc filter, it is extremely risky to eat it as it accumulates absorbing them from the sea large amounts of pollutants and pathogens. This video was made in the Secche di Vada area (Livorno) at a depth of 7/8 m.

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