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2005 Highlights: For the first time, 400 juvenile Higgins eye were collected from closed propagation cages in the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin.

juvenile Higgins eye

juvenile Higgins eye pearlymussels

Approximately 400 juvenile Higgins eye pearlymussels (Lampsilis higginsii) collected from three closed propagation cages in the Lower Wisconsin River, Wisconsin.  Bottom photo shows juvenile mussels hanging from the cage bottom by their byssal threads.  Photos by Dave Heath, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.


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Last updated on August 16, 2006
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