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Podcasts

  • A hand holding eight endangered Cumberland bean mussels.
    Information icon Cumberlandian combshell mussels. Photo by USFWS.

    Endangered mussels reintroduced to the Powell River

    November 20, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Powell River flows southwest out of Virginia‚Äôs coal country and into east Tennessee, before its waters eventually flow into the Tennessee River, draining some of the most rural land in the Southern Appalachians. Biologists recently convened on the banks of the river, near Tazewell, Tennessee. The area was an idyllic setting of farms lining the long valleys of ridge and valley province of the western side of the Southern Appalachians.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A mussel sitting on rocky substrate with rays like growth rings on a tree and dark vertical stiping.
    Information icon Cumberland combshell. Photo by Dick Biggins, USFWS.

    Cumberland combshell

    The Cumberlandian combshell has a thick solid shell with a smooth to clothlike periostracum (thin, skin-like coating), which is yellow to tawny brown in color with narrow green broken rays.  Visit the species profile...

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