Ohio's Mussel Man - Restoring the Northern Riffleshell in Big Darby Creek

Aug. 9, 2013

Join Dr. Tom Watters of Ohio State University as he describes the efforts to restore a breeding population of federally endangered Northern Riffleshell (NRS) mussels in Big Darby Creek at Prairie Oaks Metro Park outside of Columbus. Over 3800 PIT tagged mussels have been released in this experimental study over the past five years.


Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm
Approximately 4,000 endangered northern riffleshell and clubshell mussels were released into the Big Darby Creek today. Here is a behind the scenes look at the event that took place just a few hours ago.


Reintroducing the NRS in Ohio - http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~molluscs/OSUM2/NRS1.html

USFWS - http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/clams/n-riffleshell.html