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Aerial of the Brazilian Pantanal near Pousada Barra Mansa during the wet season.

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The shell of a zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) an invasive species of freshwater mussel that was introduced into the Great Lakes from Europe. This mussel species out competes native North American mussel species and is considered a pest in the Great Plains.

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A threeridge mussel (Amblema plicata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A threeridge mussel (Amblema plicata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A threeridge mussel (Amblema plicata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A threehorn wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A threehorn wartyback (Obliquaria reflexa) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A pimpleback mussel (Quadrula pustulosa) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A fragile papershell mussel (Leptodea fragilis) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A fragile papershell mussel (Leptodea fragilis) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A plain pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A plain pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A plain pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A butterfly mussel (Ellipsaria lineolata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A butterfly mussel (Ellipsaria lineolata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A butterfly mussel (Ellipsaria lineolata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A butterfly mussel (Ellipsaria lineolata) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A washboard mussel (Megalonaias nervosa) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A washboard mussel (Megalonaias nervosa) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A black sandshell mussel (Lugimia recta), one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A black sandshell mussel (Lugimia recta), one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A fat mucket mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A fat mucket mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A fat mucket mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) displays a fish-like lure used to attract fish hosts for its young. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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A freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) at Reptile Gardens.

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A freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) at Reptile Gardens.

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A freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) at Reptile Gardens.

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A freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) at Reptile Gardens.

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During the wet season in the Brazilian Pantanal, a cattle pasture becomes a resting spot for a freshwater stingray. Annual flooding allows stingrays and a host of fish to patrol farmland looking for places to feed and spawn.

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A freshwater stingray buries itself in the sand to wait, camouflaged, for its prey in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray lies buried and camouflaged in sand waiting for its prey in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A freshwater stingray in the flooded pastures of Barra Mansa Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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