Mussels Found in SW Mo. to be Named Endangered

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, September 23 2013 Sep 23, 2013 Monday, September 23, 2013 8:06:30 AM CDT September 23, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - Federal officials say two species of freshwater mussels that live in southwest Missouri will soon be placed under federal protection.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Sept. 17 that the Neosho mucket mussel will be listed as endangered and the rabbitsfoot mussel as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The protection takes effect 30 days after the new rules are published in the Federal Register.

It is illegal to kill, harm harvest or possess a threatened or endangered species.

Bryan Simmons, a biologist with the federal agency, says the next step will be developing a recovery plan for both species.

The Joplin Globe reports federal authorities say the public rarely sees the two species of mussels but they are considered key indicator species of water quality.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA -- Stock car champion Jason Russell died in a boating crash at Lake of the Ozarks on June 29,... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:33:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA (Missourian) - The family of Ahmonta Harris filed a lawsuit against Boone County on Tuesday in an effort... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A former Miami-based health care executive who managed hospitals in Fulton and Sweet Springs faces 23 federal counts,... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:17:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers discussed the financial implications of an amendment that would expand Medicaid eligibility for people within... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:22:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — A man is in custody after a police pursuit Thursday morning. At about 9:30 a.m., officers were... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:42:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The fall athletics season is rapidly approaching, but local coaches and players still don't know what to expect.... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:00:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The 2021 fiscal year will see nearly $450 million in restrictions, Gov. Parson announced during Tuesday's press... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —As of 3 p.m., power remains out for 347 Columbia customers, according to the City of Columbia's outage map.... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City police released more information about a shots fired call at the Capital Mall on Friday.... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:36:00 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Visaysha Harris had big plans when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. Her college graduation and a... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:17:44 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
BOONE COUNTY - A mobile home, shed and several vehicles were on fire Monday night off of I-70 Drive NE... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:14:00 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Police arrested the main suspect in a deadly May shooting on Quail Drive on Monday, more than two... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:57:00 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS — A man and a woman pointed guns at protesters who marched through the Central West End Sunday... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:59:00 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools announced on June 29 students will have to wear masks to school for the upcoming... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:56:00 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in Top Stories
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:36:00 AM CDT June 30, 2020 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - Tommy Ward, 70, was killed in a vehicle collision on Monday afternoon in Camden County. The... More >>
3 days ago Monday, June 29 2020 Jun 29, 2020 Monday, June 29, 2020 11:38:00 PM CDT June 29, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA— Columbia residents might soon be required to wear a mask in public. City Manager John Glascock has started... More >>
3 days ago Monday, June 29 2020 Jun 29, 2020 Monday, June 29, 2020 7:23:00 PM CDT June 29, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One family, who lost their home in the May 2019 tornado, got the keys to their new... More >>
3 days ago Monday, June 29 2020 Jun 29, 2020 Monday, June 29, 2020 6:55:00 PM CDT June 29, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 88°
4pm 86°
5pm 81°
6pm 80°
7pm 81°