Mussels among materials tested in pilot project to see if small artificial reefs can protect beaches from North Sea storms

The humble mussel, that much-loved staple of Belgian cuisine, has been deployed by scientists in an innovative attempt to save the country’s storm-battered beaches.

Small artificial reefs of mussels, algae and tape worms have been built off the Belgian coast to test whether eco-friendly barriers can protect Flemish beaches from storms brewing in the North Sea.

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