|This is Debi
collecting Perna viridis from the intake pipes at TECO's Gannon Plant,
October 13, 1999. Over 150 specimens were collected. Sizes ranged from 6 to 63 mm (.24 to 2.48
inches). This is one of the mussel
found inside the power plant last August 1999. Small mussel ~20 mm such as these were
gravid at the time they were collected.
This mussel was probably about 2 months old.