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Shell shock: Giant invasive mussels eradicated from US ponds

In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, wildlife officials hold dead Chinese pond mussels that were found in a network of ponds in Franklin Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Most Americans know mussels as thumb-sized shellfish that occasionally adorn restaurant dinner plates.
But a colony of mussels as big as the dinner plates themselves has recently been wiped out from a New Jersey pond, where they had threatened to spread to the nearby Delaware River and wreak ecological havoc, as they already are doing in other parts of the world.
Federal wildlife officials and a New Jersey conservation group …read more

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