Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species. Features are 3 freshwater mussel species that are endangered numerous streams, rivers, and lakes throughout Indiana! (Fanshell, Snuffbox, Reyed Bean) #endangeredspecies#freshwatermussels#nicheslife
We found these live mussels within one of our Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) propagation cages at Buzzard Point. Besides their purpose of expanding SAV bed growth in the #Anacostiariver, these cages are also serving as temporary refugia for these wonderful filter feeding mussels #freshwatermussels#dcwildlife
Happy Endangered Species Day! Here's to all the scientists who float and dive and battle river currents to study our wild and rare plants and animals. .
#minnesota has 5 species of endangered freshwater mussels. The state's foremost expert on them is Mike Davis, who annually dredges up, measures, and catalogs these fascinating animals. Keep diving, Mike.
The Endangered Species Act is under attack in Washington right now. Without it, American plants and animals will go extinct. Tell your elected officials to fight for the wild and rare. .
Freshwater mussels or kākahi. They were tossed to shore after last night's storm.
What I've learnt about them; they're directly related to Australian & South American freshwater mussels. They were bought over here by birds. They're in decline because of loss of habitat & because the baby ones need to hitch a ride on freshwater fish such as whitebait, which are also threatened. Fortunately they taste awful; muddy & tough, so can't see them being eaten to extinction. Proving the theory, just because you can eat it, doesn't mean you should!!
To better assure transparency, monthly #GBRABoardMeetings are posted online. Watch the May 17 meeting, featuring the annual scholarship ceremony and a presentation about freshwater mussels from GBRA's Dr. Todd Votteler, on the gbra.org website. To go directly to the video page, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.gbra.org/board/meetingvideo.aspx?video=218033164&chair=0m55s&consent=13m17s&gm=14m03s&action=89m08s&discussion=92m50s