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FRESHWATER SPONGES
 

On July 22, 2014 the first discovery of a freshwater sponge in the Cumberland River was discovered by Dr. John Copeland and his research team.

Freshwater Sponge Search Team; l-r back row: Chase Rich, Dr. John Copeland,

Stephanie Whitaker, Bill Reeves. Front l-r David Withers, Vic Scoggin.

not pictured, Chaplain Guy Ogburn

 

Dr. Copeland, Lead Researcher, Lincoln Memorial University

 

Freshwater Sponge