Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Ohio Eye Candy...
From: Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus-in-hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Aug 21 2004 - 19:56:48 CDT
Sounds like a good day. Pistolgrips used to be very common (as were many
other mussels, of course) and-in-least in the Tennessee drainage they're in
decline. And what you say about bank erosion in the Big Darby sounds a lot
like the Cahaba River in Bibb and Perry Counties of Alabama. The banks are
being cut-in-a scary rate, with 20 meter trees leaning towards the stream-in-
crazy angles. The expansion of the southern suburbs of Birmingham has had
bad effects on pulses of water entering the Cahaba and its tribs.
still on the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A
>Saw a lot of mussels out on the Scioto proper and upstream on the Darby at
>Battelle Darby Park. Fox Riffle, for whatever reason, doesn't have that
>many valves laying around. Only really heavy relicts, so I'm guessing it's
>too accelerated there for them to survive the pounding on those rocks.
>Anyway... I was completely impressed with what mussel diversity that part
>the state holds. Finally saw a real pistolgrip. Holey moley. I did _not_
>realize how big they got.
>Big Darby Creek, Battelle Darby Metropark
>Todd Crail, Jeff Grabarkiewicz - 8' Seine, Perfect Dipnet
>7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, 84 degrees F, water temp ~74, ~30 JTU
>It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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