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Fact or Fiction: CA heat wave cooking mussels in their shells?

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 16:42:29-04

(KGTV) - Did the recent heat wave in California get so bad that it actually cooked mussels in their shells?

Sadly, yes.

A research coordinator at Bodega Marine Reserve took a picture of mussels frying to death along the shoreline.

The researcher said she saw tens of thousands of dead mussels that had cooked in their shells at a field site north of San Francisco.

Northern California saw triple digit temperatures in June.