freshwater mussels of Maine

by Ethan J. Nedeau

Publisher: Produced by Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta, Me

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-118).

StatementEthan J. Nedeau, Mark A. McCollough and Beth I. Swartz ; illustrations, design, and layout, Ethan Nedeau.
ContributionsMcCollough, Mark., Swartz, Beth I.
LC ClassificationsQL430.6 .N37 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination118 p. :
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3986791M
LC Control Number2001315811

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Web site for the Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest, by Kevin S. Cummings and Christine A. Mayer of the Illinois Natural History Survey. The book is online. Mussel builders Freshwater mussels need clean water and stable rivers and streams. The Missouri Stream Team program is a network of. Freshwater mussel consultation (survey, relocation, preparation of incidental take plans) for the Penobscot River Restoration Project in Maine; Qualitative and quantitative studies of the brook floater in 25 rivers in New England; Dwarf wedgemussel relocation and monitoring in the Ashuelot River for the Homestead Dam removal project. Mussels are one of Maine's most coveted seafoods. But the bivalve molluscs that used to be readily available and ripe for the picking aren't quite so easy to come by these days. "The Freshwater Mussels of Maine" is a book that was released by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife several years ago, and it does an excellent job teaching identification and life histories of Maine species. BY PHILIP WICK DIF&W Fishery Biology Specialist SOURCE: Central Maine Morning Sentinel DATE: Lakes: Regions.

The Unionidae Mussels in Peril Also known as pearly-mussels, unionids, or clams, the Uniondae are a group of long-lived (some up to years) bi-valve mollusks that inhabit rivers and streams primarily in the northern hemisphere. They are an ancient group that invaded freshwater from the oceans at least million years ago. General Information about Mussels & Clams (Mollusca) Life history: Most freshwater mussels and clams hold their eggs inside their shells until they hatch as larvae. Some kinds of larvae require attachment to a fish host for part of their life stage. Another kind of mussel releases its eggs into the water for fertilization. Native Americans ate mussels as long as 1, to 5, years ago in Maine. Mussels are a super food, high in protein, low in calories and fat, a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids (heart healthy), and a good source of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin A, Selenium, iron, .   Quoddy Nature Notes – Freshwater Mussels Ma By Maine Nature News Since time began I called those things clams; you know, the critters that crawl around on the bottom of the local swimming hole and the kids with masks and snorkels and .

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About the distribution and status of Maine’s freshwater mussels. Since then, knowledge of and conservation efforts for this faunal group have grown significantly. InMDIFW produced “The Freshwater Mussels of Maine” (Nedeau et al. ) -- a comprehensive book summarizing much of what we now know about the life history.

More information on Maine’s mussels can be found in The Freshwater Mussels of Maine (Nedeau et al. ), available through the Department’s online store or Information Center (); and by visiting the state list of Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern invertebrates.

The Freshwater Mussels of Maine Ethan J. Nedeau, Mark M. McCollough, and Beth I. Swartz This attractive book is the first comprehensive guide to the freshwater mussels of Maine, and includes all species that you would find in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, southern Vermont and the Canadian Maritime Size: 76KB.

This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest.

It includes 78 species, over half of which are rare, threatened, endangered, or extinct/5(5). "North American Freshwater Mussels is the first comprehensive modern review of [the] natural history, biology, ecology and conservation of these highly endangered animals.

This [is] the book I would have loved to have had as a graduate student first becoming interested in freshwater by: COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Our Fresh Large Maine Mussels Are Harvested Daily And Brought In Fresh With Pride By The Local Fisherman. Mussels are shipped live in the shell. Note: One order is a quart. A quart is one and a quarter to one and a half pounds. There are typically mussels per quart.5/5(2). I have often heard it told freshwater mussels are unpalatable and not-so-good to eat, compared with the saltwater variety.

To me that just says that most people don't know how to properly prepare and cook freshwater mussels. It is true they are not as soft as saltwater mussels, and are more tough like clams, but they are just as delicious. Twelve species of freshwater mussels occur in the watershed, and eight of them receive state or federal protection due to their rarity.

The first half of the book focuses on the biology and ecology of freshwater mussels, the status of each species and relevant threats, and steps we can all take to protect and restore mussels and the Connecticut. Freshwater Mussel Facts page of the Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery.

This facility is a warmwater hatchery that was authorized by Congress in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau in the Department of Interior. Our mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Freshwater mussels are nature’s great living water purifiers. This closeup shows a mussels’ inhalant aperture, used to filter small organic particles, such as bacteria, algae, and detritus, out of the water column and into their gill chambers.

Freshwater mussels are edible, too, but preparation and cooking is required. Locally there are several species one can harvest for dinner. There are some native species in North America, seven west of the Continental Divide, none in Hawaii though the later.

river. This new book provides something that has been missing: a usable guide to freshwater mussels and their habitats and a new window on the river. Of the twelve freshwater mussel species found in the basin, eight are listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern by one or more states, including the federally endangered dwarf.

Cover of North American Freshwater Mussels: Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation Oxford, MS — A new book by U.S. Forest Service scientist Wendell Haag provides the first comprehensive view of the ecology and conservation of the approximately species of North American freshwater mussels.

The first critical problem was to find the ideal bodies of water for the farm. Although freshwater mussels are some of the most long-living organisms on earth, they are extremely sensitive to their living environment. John and his colleagues tested more.

Natural pearl identification is one of the critical problems in pearl research. The DNA study of pearly mollusks and oysters facilitates solving this problem. To fulfill this goal, GIA sent a group from both research and education to Tennessee to sample the freshwater mollusks for DNA bar coding.

Come with us to Camden, Tennessee, to see how we dive for pearly shells. The diversity of freshwater mussels in the United States is unmatched. Of the estimated 1, species worldwide, the U.S. historically containedabout 1/3rd of the total world’s fauna.

In comparison to other countries and continents like Africa with 96 species, China with 60 species, and Europe with a paltry 12 species, the wealth of the.

This post is part of a series running all month on freshwater mussels, highlighting their importance to the Northeast landscape and the concerted efforts underway to ensure their future in our waters. Nestled between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in western New York, the Service’s Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.

is located in an incredibly unique area. Wisconsin Freshwater Mussels. v UST OF FIGURES. Figure Page 1 Major drainages in Wisconsin 21 2 Unionid life cycle 22 3 External and internal shell morphology 23 4 Shell shapes 24 5 Shell terminology 25 6 Corbicula [luminea 26 7 Dreissena polymorpha 26 8 Sphaerium transversum 26 9 Cumberlandia monodonta 27 10 Amblema plicata 28 11 Cyclonaias tuberculata 29File Size: 2MB.

Filter-feeding freshwater mussels serve as good indicators of the health of the mile (kilometer) Connecticut River and its tributaries, which flow through New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. These freshwater mussels are also present in the rivers draining into the Gulf of Maine.

Book Reviews A Coastal Companion details the Gulf of Maine’s natural history. The Naturalist’s Guide to the Atlantic Seashore is a field guide that takes an ecosystems approach *Web only content* Freshwater Mussels is a field and conservation guide.

In the News. Freshwater shellfish really do not like salt, they just clam up even more tightly and won't allow the salt water in.

This is what they do when exposed to air as well. It is a survival mechanism. Warning – if any of the mussels float in the water, do not eat them.

Dead mussels release gases causing them to float when they die, so throw these. Freshwater Mussels in New Hampshire: Hidden Treasures of Our Lakes Countless species of aquatic organisms live in the lakes, ponds and streams of New Hampshire.

Most dwell along the shorelines or swim in the deeper waters, contributing to the complex aquatic web of life. One organism, however, lives burrowed in the bottom sediment, almost.

Of the 1, known varieties of freshwater mussels in the world, species of mussels live in the streams and lakes of North America with 12 species inhabiting the Connecticut River watershed. Wherever they are, mussels are an indicator species of the condition of the water in which they live because they are sensitive to siltation and low.

Freshwater Mussels of New York. Mussels in Trouble. According to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, freshwater mussels are "the most gravely imperiled group of animals in the country."Their biggest threats include dams, channelization/dredging, decreased water.

14 thoughts on “ Freshwater mussel find ” kate boter February 1, at pm. Dear Dave C and others, please be aware that freshwater mussels in the Wye are a precious resource and conservationists have been fighting to protect them.

It is actually illegal to even handle them without a licence let alone dine on them. Popular Minnesota Department of Natural Resourses books that may be borrowed through your public library, purchased at any bookstore, the DNR Gift Shop () or.

There are many different types of mussels around the world. A mussel is much like a clam; it lives in a shell and thrives in salt or fresh water rivers, streams, tidal water and lakes.

Various mussel species are also favorite dish among shellfish lovers as well as a hated pest in lakes and rivers. Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Book Review, and Opinion has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), Vogue, and many other the last five years he has been both a National Endowment for.

Nevertheless, this guide is an invaluable asset to watershed groups or others that may undertake freshwater mussel surveys in the region.

If used in conjunction with the more comprehensive Freshwater Mussels of Maine and other supplement recommended, the problems above will not present issues. In any event, I am told that a further printing. Appendix A: Freshwater Mussels New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan Appendix A Freshwater Mussels Objective: Restoration of fragmented rivers will allow increased dispersal, increasing the overall potential for persistence of mussels.

As mussels are established in new habitat, linear range, re‐colonization, and population size increase.The freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) is an endangered species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusc in the family Margaritiferidae.

Although the name "freshwater pearl mussel" is often used for this species, other freshwater mussel species can also create pearls and some can also be used as a source of mother of cultured pearls today come from Family: Margaritiferidae.How to Steam Mussels: Mussel Preparation: For Mussels serve about 1/2 pound per person (appetizer) or approximately 1 pound per person (main).; Check for any cracked or damaged shells, toss them in the garbage.

Scrub with a stiff brush or scrubber under cool running water.