Developed by Toronto Zoo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Clam Counter is a fun, user-friendly app supporting both beginners and experienced biologists who wish to contribute to freshwater mussel conservation in Canada.
Have you seen a mussel at your cottage or home, or while out for a walk by the water? If so, we’d like to know about it! Complete a short six-step survey to report your sightings and advance through the stages of mussel growth.
Use Clam Counter like a field guide. The species list, photos and detailed key will help you identify freshwater mussels in the field, and you can also report mussel sightings.
Your submissions support many organizations working to protect Canada’s freshwater mussels including: Toronto Zoo, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Rouge Park, Ontario Streams, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and many more.