Content tagged with "Southeast"

Big Creek Crayfish

Image of a big creek crayfish
Orconectes peruncus
This moderately small, brown crayfish has a very localized distribution centered in Big Creek and its tributaries, in the St. Francis River basin. It lacks bright colors, but blackish specks and blotches occur over the top surfaces of the body and pincers. More

Biologists say mussel population is healthy despite heat wave

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Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri
Mussels are indicators of water quality so they are doing well, it's a good indicator for water quality as well. More

Bird's-Eye View

Flooded habitat for early fall migrants
Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet? More
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Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus
This large, invasive carp from Asia eats mussels and snails and can damage populations of native mollusks. It is illegal to transport live black carp across state lines. More

Black Hickory

Carya texana
This tree is also called the Ozark pignut hickory. Its nut, like that of the pignut hickory (Carya glabra), has a tough husk that is doggone hard to crack. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their rooting hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut hickories." More

Blackspotted Topminnow

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Fundulus olivaceus
This sleek, swift little fish lives in the quiet, clear sections of rivers mostly south of the Missouri River. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water. More

Blackstripe Topminnow

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Fundulus notatus
A slender, elongated shape makes for a sleek, swift fish. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water. More