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Susquehanna River Basin freshwater mussel surveys: 2008-2015

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2008-06-09
End Date
2015-09-09

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Galbraith, H.S., Devers, J.L., Blakeslee, C.J., Cole, J.C., St. John White, B., Minkkinen, S., and Lellis, W.A., 2018, Susquehanna River Basin freshwater mussel surveys: 2008-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7NK3DCD.

Summary

Data are included for two types of field surveys conducted for freshwater mussels throughout the Susquehanna River Basin (and one site in the Potomac River Basin) in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States from 2008-2010. Timed search (qualitative) surveys were conducted in consecutive ~200 meter sections of river (at least 8 in each stream). The number of mussels of each species and associated search time were recorded for each survey section to determine a catch per unit effort (CPUE; number of individuals found per person hour). Within qualitatively surveyed areas, one ~200 meter section of stream was selected in which to conduct quantitative surveys to estimate mussel abundance, assess presence of juvenile mussels, and quantify [...]

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Purpose

Surveys were conducted to assess the distribution and abundance of freshwater mussels in the Susquehanna River Basin (and one site in the Potomac River Basin), with particular emphasis on the eastern elliptio mussel (Elliptio complanata).

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