MOLLUSKS IN THE NEWS
EXPLORADIO (WKSU News-Kent State U.):
Saving America's most endangered animals.
The eastern U.S. has more freshwater mussel species than anywhere else in the world, and more than half of them are facing extinction _____________________________
MORE MUSSELS FOR OHIO
Ohio scientists are doing what they can to expand the viability of mussels.
REVISION OF THE
NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATIVE FRESHWATER MOLLUSKS
Issues, Goals and Strategies ___________________________
POCKET BOOK MUSSEL
MANTLE FLAPPING BEHAVIOR
Thanks to your legacy stamp purchase the riffleshell mussel has been a conservation success story in Ohio. Here is Ohio's mussel man to explain why.
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This week's Science Nation episode, titled "Threats to Freshwater Mussels and the Consequences for Ecosystems," features Caryn Vaughn, a zoologist at the University of Oklahoma's Aquatic Research Facility and principal investigator for a National Science Foundation Population and Community Ecology Program (DEB/BIO) grant.
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THE COLUMBUS ZOO
Columbus Zoo and its partners receive top honors and conservation awards
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Federal, State Agencies and Nature Conservancy Sign Historic Freshwater Mussel Agreement for Tennessee
Tennessee Freshwater Mussel Strategic Plan: Overview of Conservation Planning GIS/database tool
Mussels make new Home in Bear Creek.
The Strange Life, Death and reproductive Cycle of an Endangered Mussel.
MUSSEL MIX BOOSTS EROSION
Nature 469, January 2011
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MOLLUSKS AND TOXICOLOGY
The October 2007 issue of the Journal Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry has a special section on the pollutant sensitivity
of freshwater mussels.
FISH SNAPPERS REVEALED
If you're impressed by the stunning evolutionary adaptations mussels exhibit, recently recorded behavior by the genus Epioblasma will take your breath away.
Now that amazing behavior has been recorded on video. Check out these images captured by Bill Roston and Chris Barnhart on this link to the Unio Gallery.