5:00 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

The Strange Life, Death and Reproductive Cycle of an Endangered Mussel

Biologists seed the mussels in the bed of the Green River.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Tigers, grizzly bears, sea turtles and humpback whales have long been mascots of endangered species. But then…there's the pink mucket, which once peppered river bottoms in Kentucky, but has been decimated by pollution.

Earlier this week, a team of scientists ventured into the Green River in an effort to reintroduce lab-grown pink muckets into their natural habitat.

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