Feb. 14, 2020

Ocean Lovin 2020 - Freshwater Mussels

Ocean Lovin 2020 - Freshwater Mussels

It's Valentine's Day and with it comes our next installment of the Ocean Lovin' series focusing on reproduction in the ocean. Join us this time as we highlight the insane "fishing" schemes of freshwater mussels.


It's Valentines Day and with it comes our next installment focusing on reproduction in the ocean. Join us this time as we highlight the insane "fishing" schemes of freshwater mussels.

From specialized lures to suicide larvae bombs the freshwater mussel has found unique ways to spread their parasitic spawn to JUST the right fish species.

Join Andrew Kornblatt, Francis Farabaugh, and Dr. Skylar Bayer as we chat with a SLEW of scientists specialized in this species.

Guests include:

Dr. Tim Lane, Southwest Virginia Freshwater Mussel Recovery Coordinator at Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Dr. Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama
Dr. Louise Lavictoire, The Freshwater Biological Association
Karen Thompson, New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Nicole Hanrahan, Masters student at the University of Ottawa and New Zealand.
Michel Melchior , a PhD student at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.