The reservoir at Killdeer Plains is practically nonexistent these days. This was a sad sight that gave way to a little adventure. I managed to climb down to the bottom where this old boat had been resting for years. The ground was absolutely covered in shells from freshwater mussels. This was the first time out of the house in a week due to terrible migraines and I like to think that it was well spent. Of course, as I type this, the warning signs of another migraine is presenting itself.
Yay. 🤕 #killdeerplains#ohio#freshwatermussels#boat
Congratulations to the Fairmount Water Works on the launch of The Mussel Hatchery! A freshwater mussel laboratory and interactive exhibition. We designed a lil' badge for it.
Regional freshwater mussel expert Matt Ashton from the MD Department of Natural Resources is talking about mussel conservation at our Watershed Wednesday happy hour at the Wunter Garten in Noma #dcwildlife#freshwatermussels
I often post photos pertaining to aquatic biodiversity and conservation as this has been an area of my work for 20 years. This post is to highlight three great publications on the southeastern US freshwater mussel fauna, and globally the most species rich. 300 species are known from North America. Alabama has 178 of these species, more than any other state. We are also at the forefront for extinctions and imperilment 🙁. Within the pages of these three books is a mega-wealth of info on this incredible invertebrate groups. Mussels actually are much more complex than being mud-sucking rocks 😉. #freshwatermussels#unionidae#aquaticbiodiversity#aquaticconservation#southeasternaquaticfauna