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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.

New York Times:  A ‘Mussel Raft’ Tackles Bronx River Pollution  

For more information, visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center webpage on the project.


In this photo, E
ve 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