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Stranger than Fiction: The Secret Lives of Freshwater Mussels

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/stranger-than-fiction-the-secret-lives-of-freshwater-mussels/
Collage: Human hand holding freshwater mussels with stream and bridge in background.

Collage: Human hand holding freshwater mussels with stream and bridge in background.

Within the rivers, streams, and lakes of North America live over 200 species of freshwater mussels that share an amazing life history. Join us in Reston, VA to explore the fascinating reproductive biology and ecological role of one of nature’s most sophisticated fishermen.

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