• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mussel Displaying Lure

A mussel trying to attract a potential host.
A mussel trying to attract a potential host for its larvae (glochidia) to attach to.

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.