Diseased Vent Mussel (image) DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Share Print E-Mail Caption A black-body mussel from Fiji Basin. The body discoloration is associated with massive and pervasive infection of the mussel tissue by microscopic black yeast; a normal, healthy mussel would have the coloration of a raw oyster. Credit Cindy Lee Van Dover, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Usage Restrictions none Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.