Tangerine Darter Tennessee Aquarium

See how a colorful fish may help rescue a completely different species.

The connection of all living things in nature is so complex that the way some species survive may seem surprising.

In the case of many of our water-cleansing mussels in Tennessee… they need the help of fish to reproduce.

But when the natural order of wildlife is interrupted… it can cause a chain reaction.

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