Discovering the Secrets of Freshwater Mussels #2

Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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This is a live repeat of the April 15th webinar due to popular demand.

Oysters, an iconic Bay species well known for their culinary, water quality, and habitat value, have a little known, but equally impressive counterpart—freshwater mussels. This bivalve was historically ubiquitous in upper portions of the watershed but has become scarcer as water quality degrades. They’re also an indicator species—the canary in the coal mine—for stream health.

Prepare to be amazed at the lifecycle, survival strategies, and filtering capacity of mussels. Joe Wood, Ph.D. and Senior Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will share the most up-to-date research on this remarkable species and its untapped potential to improve stream health and water quality throughout the Bay.

For questions, contact Ann Jurczyk at or 804-258-1522.

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