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Mussel Survey for a Proposed Barge Fleeting Area

MER Commercial Diving Division (formerly Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.) was contracted by a river terminal facility to conduct a mussel survey on the Tennessee River as part of a proposed barge fleeting area.

During the survey, 16,534 live mussels from 26 unionid species were encountered. Eighty-three individuals of federally proposed threatened species and 16 federally endangered species were identified during the survey.

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