In the rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, dozens of species of freshwater mussels do wild and wonderful things that remain hidden to almost everyone. A single mussel can filter up to 15 gallons of water a day, and mussel beds create habitat for a host of aquatic life. But as their populations plummet, we’re losing species before we even fully understand their many benefits.
Freshwater Mussels: Unsung Heroes at Risk
16 Aug 2021