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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

River Currents

About This Blog

Rivers are flowing, changing, currents of water. We are drawn to rivers to paddle, fish, camp, or to just sit and watch moving water. Follow this blog for updates on recreational opportunities, park programs, current events, and the changing seasons of the St Croix and Namekagon Rivers.

A Case of the Jumps

January 18, 2012 Posted by: Aquatic Biologist, Byron Karns

A new threat to the river: Asian Carp

 

Did You Know?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.