Mollusks under threat in Kitchener region

May 2, 2017

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(External News) At the Biodiversity Resilience Network, we look at how ecosystems fight back, or fail to fight back, against environmental impacts. Currently, mollusks in local water bodies in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are being affected by increased water toxicity, which could very well have an impact on mollusks’ ability to reproduce into the future. The mollusk is a vital organism in river ecosystems, and its extinction could bring about all manner of negative feedbacks for local water bodies. Blog readers are encouraged to check out the article linked below, which bring attention to this urgent environmental issue.

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Great Lake Echo: Wastewater deadzone kills mussels by Steven Maier