ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fan mussel found only in the Mediterranean was officially added to the list of critically endangered species, after scientists recorded a dramatic decline in its population...
LEICESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says adult zebra mussels have been found in Lake Dunmore in Leicester.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it has found zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.
The DNR says six zebra mussels were detected by an...
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual celebration of clams is bringing summer fun and plenty of bivalves to a coastal town.
The Yarmouth Clam Festival began on Friday, continues Saturday and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State wildlife officials say an Asian carp species that poses a serious threat to Indiana's mussel populations is advancing closer to the state's waterways.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say evidence of an invasive clam that can out-compete native species has been found for the first time in a state waterbody.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say an invasive mollusk has reached the waters of a major state lake.
WDAY-TV reports Sunday that officials at Lake Ashtabula have confirmed they...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Health officials in Virginia have reopened part of the James River in the Newport News area to shellfish harvesting.
The Virginia Department of Health said Wednesday...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Health has closed shellfish harvesting for a portion of a river where a raw sewage spill has impacted water quality.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Amanda Magana and her classmates dropped digestive glands and gills from mussels into beakers of hydrogen peroxide recently at the University of Dubuque.
Bubbles rose to the surface of the liquid as it ate away at the tissues. The students then carried the beakers to an incubator, where the hydrogen peroxide would break down the mussel parts over 48 hours.
The process allows the students to test for tiny particles of plastic taken up by the mollusks in the Mississippi River.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Oyster fishermen in Mississippi are trying to increase the oyster population by moving the mollusks to cleaner waters.
WLOX-TV reports that fishermen teamed up with the Department of Marine Resources Monday to move tens of thousands of oysters. The television station says the move began at dawn at the Pascagoula Causeway Reef in Jackson County.
ANAVYSSOS, Greece (AP) — With rapid efficiency, a mysterious parasite is seeking out and killing a giant species of clam found only in the Mediterranean Sea. Unless scientists can find a way of stopping it soon, they say the mollusk could go extinct.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a small mollusk has invaded some Wyoming rivers and is spreading.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the rapidly reproducing New Zealand mudsnails have been detected this year in the Salt River in western Wyoming.
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Environmental groups are working to stop an invasive mollusk from reaching the U.S. shores of a lake that borders Canada and Vermont.
The Caledonian Record reported Saturday the Memphremagog Conservation Inc. has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Magog Bay near Lake Memphremagog in Canada.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's SeaLife Center is getting its third shot at raising thousands of octopus hatchlings, hoping at least one of the translucent mollusks will grow into its 50-pound (23-kilogram), color-changing form.
Such a task has been completed just once before — by the Seattle Aquarium in the 1980s, the Peninsula Clarion reported . The aquarium won an award in 1982 for successfully raising the giant pacific octopus.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 Thursday during a public meeting in San Diego.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials are recommending that the 2018 abalone fishing fishing season be canceled due to concerns about declining population.
The Mercury News reports Wednesday the California Department of Fish and Wildlife made the recommendation after a survey revealed 37 percent of all abalone recorded were dead.
AVONMORE, Pa. (AP) — A Kiski Township woman's award-winning photograph is evidence that one of the most sensitive indicators of water quality — the freshwater mussel — is back in the Kiski River after more than a century.
Renowned scientist Arnold Ortmann noted in a 1909 paper that the Kiski River was in a "fearful condition" because of pollution from coal mining drainage.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — It's slime time on Southern California beaches. But that's a good thing.
Black sea hares — the largest of the sea slug species — appear to be showing up on Orange County beaches in greater numbers, the Orange County Register reported (http://bit.ly/2z4HBZB).
The slimy, shiny black mollusks have been spotted from as far north as Redondo Beach to San Clemente and Corona del Mar. They feed offshore but have shown up in tide pools and wedged between rocks.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — About 200 snails on Maui Island are being tested for rat lungworm disease in an attempt to track the mollusks that caused an unparalleled outbreak on the island this year.
From January to March, Maui tallied six of the state's 16 cases of the disease, The Maui News reported (http://bit.ly/2xCAbOS ) Sunday.
The island had just two recorded cases before this year, one of which was confirmed in 2010.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Stop aquatic hitchhikers! Zap the zebra! Clean, drain and dry!
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The historic 2016 wildfires in North Carolina burned almost 100 percent of the known habitat of the noonday globe snail, yet the federally threatened species survived.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A large stretch of Florida's Gulf Coast is open for recreational scalloping.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission opened an area from St. Vincent Island in Franklin County to the Pasco and Hernando County line to recreational scalloping over the weekend.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources will attempt to enrich water quality around Pearl Harbor by expanding its oyster-growing project.
The department announced Tuesday that its oyster project is going well and will be expanded, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/2rPWXhy ). Several thousand oysters have been grown in Pearl Harbor's West Loch throughout the past year.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Concerned about the ecological and economic harm posed by zebra mussels, Montana lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a pair of proposals aimed at preventing the invasive mollusk from getting a foothold on the state's lakes and mostly pristine waters.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Researchers have found high levels of paralytic shellfish toxin in mollusks at a Juneau recreation area.
Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research is recommending against the harvest of shellfish from Auke Recreation Area until further notice, The Juneau Empire reported (http://bit.ly/2oDYEwk) Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California wildlife managers have reduced the season to dive for red abalone by two months and sharply cut the amount of the mollusks divers can catch this year because of concerns about declining populations.
MANCELONA, Mich. (AP) — State ecologists have scoured more than 20 Michigan rivers and tributaries in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas for signs of an invasive mollusk that was discovered in the state last year.
MLive (http://bit.ly/2geMeYh ) reports Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality ecologists have been searching the waters for New Zealand mud snail in "high risk" sites in the Betsie, Platte, Manistee and Rogue rivers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Biologists, river advocates and environmental officials are trying to figure out why mussels are dying in a central Ohio river known for its biodiversity, raising concerns about the creek's long-term health.
Dozens of dying or dead mussels have surfaced along miles of Big Darby Creek since October, Anthony Sasson, freshwater conservation manager for the Nature Conservancy in Ohio, told The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2dYNblj).