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  • A brown and black mussel with striations.
    Sheepnose mussel. Photo by Kristen Lundh, USFWS.

    Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for two freshwater mussels

    January 19, 2011 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed Endangered Species Act protection for the sheepnose and the spectaclecase, two freshwater mussels found in river systems in the eastern half of the United States. Sheepnose are currently found in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The sheepnose occurs in 24 streams, down from 77, a 69 percent decline. Very few of these populations are known to be reproducing.  Read the full story...

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