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Searching for Pearly Mussels in the Rideau River during the Hottest Days of Summer

Sixteen years after the first study, what is the state of native mussels in Ontario’s Rideau River? Research scientist André Martel and team will be diving all summer to find out. Continue reading

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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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