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Figure 18. Adult Higgins’ eye pearlymussels cleaned and relocated on the Upper Mississippi River. 370 adults were relocated to a site in Pool 2, and 101 relocated to a site in Pool 3. The bottom left photo shows a gravid female collected in September, 2002 at the Pool 3 Site. The bottom right photo shows unusual growth along the ventral margin of the shell from a mussel at the Pool 2 Site. (photos courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
Figure 18. Adult Higgins’ eye pearlymussels cleaned and relocated on the Upper Mississippi River. 370 adults were relocated to a site in Pool 2, and 101 relocated to a site in Pool 3. The bottom left photo shows a gravid female collected in September, 2002 at the Pool 3 Site. The bottom right photo shows unusual growth along the ventral margin of the shell from a mussel at the Pool 2 Site. (photos courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
Saving the Higgins' Eye Pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginisii) from Extinction:
2002 Status Report on the Accomplishments of the Mussel Coordination Team

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