Canada’s Unappreciated Water Sentinel

“A mussel can filter two litres of water per hour…. That is an amazing service”

André Martel
André Martel is a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature and one of the country’s leading experts on molluscs. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Institut québécois de la biodiversité, and the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, and he contributes to the University of Guelph’s Barcode of Life project. He devotes much of his time to researching and supporting the conservation of freshwater mussels in Canada’s lakes and rivers.