How mussels are reporting good news for our waterways

Published November 28, 2018

A story on WBFO-FM reports on UB research that suggests that some populations of freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes are recovering, as are the lakes, and interviews Brandon Sansom, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

"There are a number of freshwater mussel species right in the Niagara River and within the Great Lakes. There's a lot of evidence showing how zebra mussels have drastically contributed to the decline of native mussels, but we are also starting to see some of these native mussels respond in light of these zebra mussel and quagga mussel invasions," he said.

Read the story  here.