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Mollusks discovered in the lower Hudson River at first believed to be destructive zebra mussels have turned out to be another species, researchers confirmed Monday.

A stir was created last week when researchers at the New York Sea Grant Institute said zebra mussels were found in Haverstraw Bay, 25 miles north of New York City.

However, microscopic tests on the mollusks in Haverstraw Bay revealed they were in fact another species called the dark false mussel, according to Avery Klauber, spokesman for the institute at the State University at Stony Brook.

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