Endangered Species Program
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Restoring the Northern Riffleshell; Allegheny River, Pennsylvania
Produced by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Partners: Pennsylvania Boat and Fish Commission


Freshwater mussels are important aquatic species–as food for other species–and, for water quality. A healthy mussel population indicates good water quality for communities. Watch these biologists as they capture mussels for relocation to bolster their numbers. Click on these links to learn more about the work of the Service's Ohio Ecological Services Office and the Pennsylvania Boat and Fish Commission.

Last updated: August 18, 2011