TITLE

Wish You Weren't Here

AUTHOR(S)
Nijhuis, Michelle
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
High Country News;3/5/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the biological impact of zebra and quagga mussels in lake ecosystems of the U.S. The need for controlling the spread of zebra and quaggas has been emphasized. It is noted that Zebra mussels are species native to the rivers around the Caspian and Black seas. Zebra mussels were first spotted in 1988 in the U.S., and quaggas in 1994 around the Lake Mead in Arizona and Nevada and the Great Lakes. Benefits of zebra and quagga mussels in purifying water are mentioned in the article. It is viewed that zebra and quagga mussels can disturb food webs and ecosystems of lakes. Their impacts on municipalities and industries have also discussed. INSETS: Battling over ballast;Don't move a mussel.
ACCESSION #
24579095

 

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