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2005 Highlights: For the first time, over 5,000 juvenile Higgins eye were collected from nine closed floating cages in the Upper Mississippi River, Pool 12, Iowa (Dubuque Ice Harbor).

juvenile Higgins eye

Juvenile Higgins eye pearlymussels (Lampsilis higginsii) collected from 9 floating propagation cages in the Upper Mississippi River, Pool 12, at Dubuque, Iowa (Ice Harbor).  Over 5,000 juveniles were collected from the cages.  Photo by Tony Brady, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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Last updated on December 21, 2006
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