Collaborative Efforts Save a Clinch River Mussel from Extinction

Before a chemical spill devastated their populations, the federally endangered golden riffleshell mussel could only be found in Virginia's Clinch River and one of its tributaries.  Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services teamed up with state agencies, local NGOs, and universities in a collaborative effort to reintroduce one of the rarest freshwater mussels on Earth.  Read how their incredible efforts are saving this species from extinction:

https://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2017/10/clinch-river-mussel-pulled-back-from-the-brink-of-extinction/