Relocating endangered mussels

October 23, 2013

Ohio State researchers and students are tagging and relocating 4,000 endangered clubshell and riffleshell mussels back into Big Darby Creek, west of Columbus.

It’s the largest release of endangered mussels to date in Ohio--and it's possible because of Ohio State's research prowess in the field. G. Thomas Watters, curator of Ohio State’s Division of Molluscs, is one of the nation’s top mussel experts, and the division owns the world's largest collection of freshwater mussels.

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