Mussel Release
Biologists from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relocated a number of federally endangered mussels in St. Paul, Minnesota at Pool 2 on the Upper Mississippi River on Friday, August 17.

The relocation is part of an effort to restore mussel species like the endangered Higgins eye pearlymussel into former habitat.

The partners brought tagged mussels taken from rearing areas at other sites. The mussels were then placed in suitable areas on the riverbed near the Hidden Falls Boat Ramp by agency SCUBA divers.
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