Restoring filter feeders in Potomac River tributaries
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A team of biologists from different universities are collaborating with state and federal agencies to introduce freshwater mussels into two urban streams in Reston, VA. Both streams flow into the Potomac River and subsequently the Chesapeake Bay. "A lot of times we have too much sediment in urban streams," said Associate Professor Sally Entrekin. "So the freshwater mussels are a lot like oysters, where they filter that sediment."