La Crosse fish biologist asking for help
September 16, 2020
Cashton High School graduate, Eric Leis (Fish Biologist, La Crosse Fish Health Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) asks if people are out canoeing the Kickapoo or boating on the Mississippi to keep an eye out for dying mussels.
Freshwater mussels are among both the most biodiverse and imperiled groups of animals in the world - 70% of North America’s 298 mussel species are considered endangered, threatened or vulnerable (and many species have gone extinct). They provide critical ecosyst...