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A total of 106 closed propagation cages were placed in the Upper Mississippi River.  Fourteen cages were monitored and contained 1,444 juvenile Higgins eye.

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Frontenac Propagation Cages, 2006

Juvenile Higgins eye pearlymussels (Lampsilis higginsii) collected in 2006 from closed propagation cages in the Upper Mississippi River, Pool 4 (Frontenac), Minnesota.  Juvenile mussels are three months old and some have attached zebra mussels (Dreisenna polymorpha).  Top photo by Gary Wege, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; bottom image by Dan Kelner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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Last updated on December 21, 2006
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