Author Archives: André Martel

The Rare Hickorynut Freshwater Mussel Finds a Haven in the Ottawa River

Researcher André Martel is very excited! He and his team discovered what could be the most important population of Hickorynut Mussel in Canada. This freshwater mussel has recently been listed as an endangered species. Continue reading

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Scuba Diving for Freshwater Mussels in the Ottawa River

During their very successful field trip, scientist André Martel and teammates found a great variety and abundance of mussels, including the rare hickorynut—a species found in only six rivers in Canada! Continue reading

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Unique and Little-Known Seashell Deposits along the St. Lawrence River

Enormous seashell deposits that are around 10 000 years old piqued the curiosity of researcher André Martel and brought him to Baie-Comeau, Quebec. Continue reading

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