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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida said it intends to sue the Army Corps of Engineers for violating the Endangered Species Act, a move which could further complicate strained regional relations over shared water resources.
The depressed river mussel or compressed river mussel, Pseudanodonta complanata, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Uniondae, the river mussels. The species name comes from the flattened shape of its shell. This species can be found throughout northern Europe, but it’s endangered throughout its range. While the survival of this species is considered to be threatened by pollution and the dredging of the slow moving channels of water in...
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