The Georgia Department of Resources Wildlife Division just released an educational video on its mussel conservation projects throughout the state.
“If you love the rivers, you’ve got to love the mussels,” said Ani Escobar, an aquatic biologist with whom the River Basin Center collaborates. Escobar works for the Wildlife Resources Division primarily in the Coosa Basin.
Freshwater mussels serve as living filters in steams and rivers, intaking water full of suspended particles—some harmful pollutants—and expelling clean water.
Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZHySSgtJuc.