Geukensia demissa, also know as ribbed mussel. Photo/Wikipedia

Geukensia demissa, also know as ribbed mussel. Photo/Wikipedia

Officials in Long Island’s Northport Village have announced a $147,900 Suffolk County grant will fund a project to seed Northport Harbor with ribbed mussels, according to an article on

The shellfish will do what they do naturally — reduce levels of nitrogen, bacteria and phytoplankton through their bodies’ filter-feeding mechanisms. As a result, they will clean the water and reduce the possibility of widespread algae blooms that have plagued the village in the past, officials said.

Read more about seeding Northport Harbor with mussels.


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