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2012-03-13 16:24:35

A drastic decrease in the population of freshwater mussels could have dire effects on fish and humans alike. Zoologist Caryn Vaughn from Oklahoma´s Aquatic Research Facility in Norman has been researching these freshwater mussels for over 20 years. She says she´s concerned about the drastic decrease in mussel population that´s occurred in that time. Vaughn told the National Science Foundation “This one river that we´ve been working in for over 20 years, we...

2010-01-26 14:14:57

Biodiversity in freshwater systems is impacted as much or more by environmental change than tropical rain forests, according to University of Oklahoma Professor Caryn Vaughn, who serves as director of the Oklahoma Biological Survey. "When we think about species becoming extinct, we don't necessarily think of the common species in freshwater systems, many of which are declining," says Vaughn. "We need to be concerned about these declines, because these common species provide many goods and...


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Dwarf Wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon
2013-05-17 11:15:42

The Dwarf wedge mussel, Alasmidonta Heterodon, is an endangered species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is rare, found solely in North America’s Atlantic coast streams and rivers of a variety of sizes and moderate current. Its current range extends from Maryland to North Carolina. It is federally listed as endangered, and state listed as endangered, in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New...

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