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White Mussel


Introduction: The waves of the Atlantic Ocean bring an abundance of white mussel or wedge shells (Donax serra) to the shoreline. They are a popular food source and bait with a legal catch limit of 50 per day. Features include a wedge shape with rough wavy ridges running across the posterior. Distinctive external ligament.

Distribution: Throughout Namibian coastal waters.

Diet: Filter-feeds.

Colouration: White with a purple inner surface.

Breeding: Planktonic larvae is developed once huge numbers of eggs have developed.

Max size: 90mm.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

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