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Researchers Transport Endangered Mussels To Save Them
2013-09-12 09:11:52

Researchers have transported two endangered freshwater mussel species from Pennsylvania to Illinois in an attempt to re-establish their populations in the western part of the Ohio River Basin.

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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.

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2011-08-16 06:51:40

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.

2010-11-30 21:58:59

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.

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2010-03-23 10:12:46

The endangered freshwater mussel species has been given a welcome boost by scientists from Queen's University Belfast following a 12 year cultivation project.

2010-01-26 14:14:57

Biodiversity in freshwater systems is impacted as much or more by environmental change than tropical rain forests.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

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.

2008-06-24 02:29:44

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.

2005-06-07 17:44:02

USDA Forest Service (FS) research suggests that a decline in the abundance of freshwater mussels about 1000 years ago may have been caused by the large-scale cultivation of maize by Native Americans.


Latest Unionidae Reference Libraries

Chinese Pond Mussel, Sinanodonta woodiana
2013-10-11 11:20:39

The Chinese Pond Mussel (Sinanodonta woodiana), known also as the Eastern Asiatic Freshwater Clam or the Swan-mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Uniondale, the river mussels. The shell is brown or blackish, occasionally with a greenish hue, the color varying but normally more intensively colored at the periphery. The shape is elliptical to almost spherical, with the lower margin strongly convex. It is native to Eastern Asia but...

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...

Depressed River Mussel, Pseudanodonta complanata
2013-04-26 14:47:33

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...

Swan Mussel, Anodonta Cygnea
2013-04-25 20:12:34

The Swan Mussel, Anodonta Cygnea, is a large species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Unionidae, the river mussels. Due to its morphological variability and its wide range of distribution, there are over 500 synonyms for this species. The shell is thin but it is large and rather flat, even at the umbo. The coloration of the shell is often pale greenish or brownish. The native distribution is European-Siberian. The geographical distribution of...

Duck Mussel, Anodonta Anatina
2013-04-25 20:06:49

The Duck Mussel, Anodonta anatine, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Unionidae, the river mussels. The native distribution of this mussel is European-Siberian. The distribution range is Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Sweden and Slovakia. Image Caption: Duck mussel Anodonta anatina. Credit: Joel Berglund/Wikipedia

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