Global warming threatens freshwater mussels

Summit Voice: Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel growth. Many aquatic biologists see mussels as bellwether species of for climate change impacts. Freshwater mussels are also good indicators of good water and sediment quality in U.S. rivers. They are also also important in the aquatic food web, filter large amounts......

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