The quagga mussel, along with the similar zebra mussel, are considered invasive species.
Meet Matthew Patterson a Mussel Biologist and learn about the exciting life that exsists at the bottom of rivers and streams.
Freshwater mussels are mollusks that get their microscopic food by filtering water through thin membranes.
We’re heading to the coast of Maine to learn a little bit about why the sea is salty and how mussels get their shells with Zach Whitener, a research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine.
NPR National Correspondent Nathan Rott tells us about the unsolved mystery surrounding the die-off, the team racing to figure it out, and why mussels are so important for the health of our streams and rivers.
We wanted to hear about the invasives where you live.