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  • A brown and black striated mussel.
    Fluted kidneyshell. Photo by Tim Lane CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Service proposes to protect the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

    October 3, 2012 | 5 minute read

    Current evidence suggests that the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel are in danger of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and is seeking new information from the public and the scientific community that will assist the agency in making a final determination. The fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel are found only in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.  Read the full story...

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