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The Science Behind It All

by PLC Executive Director Kevin Redding: I recently had an opportunity to spend a day along the Dan River with biologists from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. While I was hoping to sample the waters for some of the hard-fighting smallmouth bass known to roam the river, the biologists were focused a bit lower in the water table — identifying mussel species. To their credit they were much more successful in finding small little clam-like creatures on the river’s bottom than I was in landing a fish. Freshwater mussels are the aquatic equivalent of the canary in the coal mine. They live on the river’s bottom often wedged ...