The project is vital to identify the presence of mussels in Presque Isle Bay. Ortmann (1919, Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum 8:1-385) found 21 species of mussels in Presque Isle Bay between 19 9-11. Recent surveys found mussels in Thompson Bay, although their abundance and diversity is decreasing. We propose a thorough search to be conducted in other areas of Presque Isle Bay and to identify site characteristics associated with mussels.
Presence and Refugium of Unionid Mussels in Presque Isle Bay
Scope of Study
Scale of Phenomena
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats