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Students help determine if mussels would thrive at Homestead


BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A member of the mollusk family once abundant is now federally threatened in the Midwest, and members of the Homestead National Monument of America are doing their part to help by surveying the species for possible reintroduction in Cub Creek.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Midwest had some of the highest numbers of mussel species nationally. But currently in states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, more than half of the 78 known species are classified as federally endangered, threatened or a state species of...

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