Latest Freshwater mussel Stories
A drastic decrease in the population of freshwater mussels could have dire effects on fish and humans alike.
Researchers from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources have discovered fresh remains of a freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct in Texas.
Scientists working with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and The Academy of Natural Sciences have made an important discovery in the Delaware River between Chester, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey: beds of freshwater mussels.
The endangered freshwater mussel species has been given a welcome boost by scientists from Queen's University Belfast following a 12 year cultivation project.
Biodiversity in freshwater systems is impacted as much or more by environmental change than tropical rain forests.
The zebra mussels that have wreaked ecological havoc on the Great Lakes are harder to find these days â€” not because they are dying off, but because they are being replaced by a cousin, the quagga mussel. But zebra mussels still dominate in fast-moving streams and rivers.
By Ray Grass For the Deseret News Utah biologists' worst fears may come true. Early tests show quagga and zebra mussels may have found their way into three Utah reservoirs.
LITTLE ROCK - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to declare extinct the turgid-blossom pearly mussel, a species once found in the Black and White rivers in Arkansas and other parts of the South. That particular mussel species has been on the endangered species list since 1976.
By Erin Fuchs, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Oct. 28--DALTON, Ga. -- During a summer survey of freshwater mussels, conservationist Nate Thomas saw the mollusks struggling to find enough water in the Conasauga River to thrive.
The Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera), is an endangered species of freshwater mussel. They are used in the production of freshwater pearls. There are three subspecies. Margaritifera margaritifera margaritifera, Margaritifera margaritifera parvula, and Margaritifera margaritifera durrovensis. M. m. durrovensis is a critically endangered species in Ireland. Photo Copyright and Credit
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.