Endangered Mussels Reproduce for the First Time in Decades

Mussels can help marsh growth through accretion.
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Mussels can help marsh growth through accretion. Image Pixabay

Reading Time: < 1 minute


  • Endangered mussels are reproducing in the Cedar River in Minnesota for the first time in decades.
  • The Department of Natural Resources has continuously released thousands of sand shells and mucket mussels into the river, hoping they will begin reproducing.
  • Mussels play an important role in rivers as they filter the water of bacteria and sequester chemicals and poisons.

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for exclusive content, original stories, activism awareness, events and more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Support Us.

Happy Eco News will always remain free for anyone who needs it. Help us spread the good news about the environment!