Friday, March 31st, 2023
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Federal protection granted for imperiled freshwater mussels

In this undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are round hickorynut mussels. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, March, 8, 2023, it will designate the longsolid and round hickorynut mussels as threatened. This means they're likely to become in danger of extinction. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it was granting protection to longsolid and round hickorynut mussels, which have declined in many Eastern and Midwestern streams. Flourishing mussel populations signal healthy streams, but about two-thirds of the continent’s freshwater mussels are imperiled.
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