Science in Action- Mussel Conservation

The “mussel shed,” as it’s affectionately called, at the Minnesota Zoo may not portray the most typical laboratory scene, but it’s a bustling hub of Read More


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    Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Prior to rapid urban and agricultural development in North America during the 19th century, freshwater mussels were as common as pebbles in any of Minnesota’s Read More


Minnesota’s Freshwater Cleaners

May is Lake Cleanup Month, and we’d like to announce the winner of our “Most Dedicated to Lake Cleanliness” award… Congratulations to Minnesota’s native freshwater Read More


Nature vs. Nurture

The Minnesota Zoo’s freshwater mussel project studies and rears several different species of mussels in order to help restore wild populations throughout Minnesota. This past Read More