• Minnesota's Freshwater Cleaners

    11 monthes ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    May is Lake Cleanup Month, and we'd like to announce the winner of our “Most Dedicated to Lake Cleanliness” award... Congratulations to Minnesota's native freshwater mussels! As the world's most efficient and productive natural filters, we can't think of a more deserving group of organisms to be awarded this title.
    Home to approximately 300 species of native freshwater mussels, North America is a biodiversity hot-spot, claiming more native species than any other place on earth. Unfortunately, mussels today are facing a myriad of threats. Pollution, dams, historic harvesting, invasive...
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