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ZEBRA MUSSEL

As zebra mussels become more prevalent more animals will eat them increasing the chance that higher levels of toxins will be accumulated throughout the food chain.

Freshwater Mussel Lesson Plan

Page 1 of 4 Freshwater Mussel Lesson Plan Introduce several mussels with interesting names: • Purple wartyback, heelsplitter, elephant ear, spike, fat pocketbook, mucket, etc. • Show example shells of each • Ask kids if they know what builds and lives in these shells!!!

MUSSELS

MUSSELS SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION FAST FACTS FUN FACTS ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION BIBLIOGRAPHY MENU - A SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION COMMON NAME: mussels KINGDOM: Animalia PHYLUM: Mollusca CLASS: Bivalvia SUBCLASS: Pteriomorphia ORDER(S): • Arcoida • Limoida • Mytiloida • Ostreoida ...

Freshwater Mussels of Michgian

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Freshwater Mussels Pacifi c Northwest

Freshwater Mussels of the Pacifi c Northwest 1 Deschutes River, photo: Dennis Frates Introduction to Mussels T o a casual observer, a freshwater mussel may look no different than a stone.

EcoServ.mussel poster

Impending extinctions of North American freshwater mussels (Unionoida) following the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion. Journal of Animal Ecology 67:613-619.

Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa

Mussels have frequently been used for pollution assessment studies (O'Connor 2002; Hellou & Law 2003). "Mussel Watch" programs, in which mussels (typically Mytilus spp.) and oysters are used as valuable bioindicators of pollutant exposures and effects, have been used by the National Oceanic and ...

Overlooked Gems: The Benefits of Freshwater Mussels

Overlooked Gems: The Benefits of Freshwater Mussels Al Smith and Sarina Jepsen Monkeyface, sheepnose, cat's paw, elk toe, pocketbook, pearlshell, pistolgrip, washboard, spectaclecase: freshwater mussels may have some of the most colorful common names of any group of animals, reflecting the fact ...

Missouri's Freshwater Mussels

Mussels Mussels Missouri’s freshwater mussels live in the bottoms of rivers and streams near you. Sometimes called clams, mussels are a valuable part of our waterways,

A Field Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut

Introduction Freshwater mussels are a fascinating group of animals that live on the bottom of streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. They spend most of their lives partially buried, sucking water into their bodies, filtering it to remove food, and pumping the rest back into the environment.