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Figure 17. Cleaning and stockpiling adult Higgins’ eye pearlymussels in the Upper Mississippi River. Adults were collected by diving and wading, brought to shore, and cleaned of zebra mussels with a brush. The lower left photo shows byssal threads from attached zebra mussels that are nearly impossible to remove. Mussels were measured, sexed, marked, photographed and hand placed by divers into the river bottom at a known location where they will be monitored and recleaned, if necessary. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
Figure 17. Cleaning and stockpiling adult Higgins’ eye pearlymussels in the Upper Mississippi River. Adults were collected by diving and wading, brought to shore, and cleaned of zebra mussels with a brush. The lower left photo shows byssal threads from attached zebra mussels that are nearly impossible to remove. Mussels were measured, sexed, marked, photographed and hand placed by divers into the river bottom at a known location where they will be monitored and recleaned, if necessary. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
Saving the Higgins' Eye Pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginisii) from Extinction:
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