North America has the greatest diversity of freshwater mussels in the world, and many of these species are highly imperiled. Biologists work to learn more about Florida’s freshwater mussels and clams.
Read a brief introduction about Florida’s freshwater mussels and clams and access an additional resource to learn more.
Researchers in Holt, Florida are studying freshwater mussel and host fish interactions to improve conservation efforts.
View photos of researchers assessing the current status of freshwater mussels in Florida.
Biologists rediscovered a freshwater mussel not seen in 20 years while working in the Ochlockonee River.