Southwestern Virginia’s Freshwater Mussels Highlighted in 1/7/14 Radio Feature

In a three-minute feature first broadcast on January 7, 2014, WVTF-FM public radio highlighted the remarkable diversity of freshwater mussels in southwestern Virginia—some 300 species are found there—and the Virginia Tech Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center’s facilities for research and restoration.  The audio and transcript are available online at http://wvtf.org/post/growing-mussels.  More information about the Mollusk Conservation Center, which is operated by the Virginia Tech Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, is available online at http://fishwild.vt.edu/mussel/index.html; or phone (540)231-7241.

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