Large population of endangered mussel species found in Portage Creek—WWMT

Construction crews found a rare and endangered species of mussel in Portage Creek during restoration work at the former paper mill property in Vicksburg.

In a written statement, environmental researchers said the total population of snuffbox mussel was unknown, but the freshwater species was so unique they were surveying 1,800 feet of Portage Creek’s length to determine whether it could be improved as a conservation habitat.

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