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UT Science Forum: Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel

Friday, 01 November, 2013

The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On November 1, 2013, Gerry Dinkins, Curator of Malacology & Natural History at the McClung Museum, will speak on "Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel in the Emory River" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

The Alabama lampmussel is considered to be the rarest mussel in North America; in Alabama, they can be found in only one area and were thought to be all but extinct. None were known to remain in Tennessee until their discovery in the Emory River two years ago.

Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.

The Science Forum is free and open to the public.


Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Sandra Allen McLean

Phone: (865) 607-5684
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