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Mussel raft tackles Bronx River pollution
As covered in the New York Times on July 5, 2012, researchers from NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center are tackling a messy problem: pollution in New York's Bronx River. Started as a pilot project in 2011, the experiment studies how effective ribbed mussels (Geukensia demissa) can be in removing nitrogen and other excess nutrients from the water column.
For more information, visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center webpage on the project.
In this photo, Eve Galimany and Daphne Belfodil from the NEFSC's Milford Lab monitor ribbed mussel feeding activity within a filtration apparatus. (Credit: Larissa Graham, New York Sea Grant Outreach Coordinator, Long Island Sound Study