Nature vs. Nurture

4 monthes ago   |   By Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo's freshwater mussel project studies and rears several different species of mussels in order to help restore wild populations throughout Minnesota. This past summer, the project has found a new and exciting partnership and an opportunity to study the age-old question of nature versus nurture, using freshwater mussels as their subject.
Two mussels demonstrating the difference in shell shape often observed in stream vs. lake habitats.
Sean Keogh, PhD student at the University of Minnesota and Bell Museum of Natural History, has spent a lot of time examining and studying the...
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