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Crowfoot Bar, 1966.
Note the small number of mussels pulled up by the crowfoot bar. By the 1960s the mussel population had decreased, and mussels did not reach the large sizes at maturity that were common in the early 1900s.

Photograph by Alvin C. Lopinot, Illinois Natural History Survey.

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