13.8 C
Sydney
Monday, October 26, 2020

Advertising

Home General News Native Glenelg freshwater mussels return to the river after being evacuated during...

Native Glenelg freshwater mussels return to the river after being evacuated during bushfires


As last summer’s relentless fire season forced thousands of people and wildlife to flee, a very small, special aquatic animal was undergoing an evacuation of its own in Victoria’s far south-west.

Scientists travelled out and gently collected dozens of small freshwater mussels from a river in the hope of ensuring the fragile species had a future as fires threatened its habitat.

For eight months those mussels have been carefully tended to and kept alive in a lab environment in Melbourne, and yesterday they were returned home to a tributary of the Glenelg River.

Tarmo Raadik, a senior research scientist with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Arthur Rylah Institute, said returning the molluscs back to the…



Click here to view the original article.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

This Video Of Adele’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue Is All About Her 2020

Adele made her inaugural Saturday Night Live hosting gig a memorable one as she made jokes about her recent weight loss and how...

Giro d’Italia: final stage time-trial as Geoghegan Hart goes for glory – live! | Sport

Well then. The last day of the Giro d’Italia, and it’s more poised than Grace Kelly at a tea party. Or something. Tao...

Hamilton sets new F1 record with 92nd win

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned the most victorious driver in Formula One history following his crushing 92nd career win in Sunday's Portuguese Grand...

You might also like ...

The World Feels Hopeless. I Talked To Christian Scholars About What To Do.
Fatal traffic crash, Gympie – Queensland Police News
post featured image
ESA/JAXA BepiColombo snaps new images of Venus during a close approach – SlashGear