Since their introduction in the late 1980s, zebra mussels
(Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1769) have spread across the United States and have negatively impacted native unionid populations (Strayer & Malcom 2007).
The likes of Japanese Knotweed, North American signal crayfish, killer shrimp, and zebra mussels
, can have a detrimental effect on the native species they supplant, as well as on human health and business, the committee heard.
The mussel swarm left 28 percent of the district's water supply untapped because federal law bars the cross-state transfer of zebra mussels
and other "injurious species.
Before zebra mussels
appeared in the Great Lakes, there weren't a lot of people paying attention to invasive species the way they are now," Harris says.
In response to this discovery, the reservoir was closed to all recreation to prevent the spread of zebra mussels
to surrounding water bodies.
In the case of zebra mussels
, for example, Cardiff Harbour Authority is asking fishermen to wash their equipment in disinfectant to help prevent spreading the mussels' larvae.
Adam Henson, left, and Ellie Harrison find out about the fight against zebra mussels
in Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, which is putting the marine environment at risk.
have been found as far away as Lake Mead, outside Las Vegas.
The pink mucket and the fanshell were already listed as endangered species when, in the mid-1990s, invasive zebra mussels
(Dreissena polymorpha) from Europe slipped into the waterway and outcompeted native mussels for food.
In the majority of cases where zebra mussels
were found, the site was located downstream from a lake with a known zebra mussel
It offers the newest and best information about everything from Asian swamp eels to zebra mussels
Due to infestations of zebra mussels
, white perch, and other aquatic nuisance species in several Sunflower State reservoirs, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fishery biologists are taking care not to spread exotic invaders while producing walleyes and saugeyes for stocking.
can cover and even smother beds of native mussels.
He outlined the economic and ecological benefits derived from stemming the spread of the emerald ash borer, sea lamprey, and zebra mussels
from devastating Canada's forest and aquatic ecosystems.
If anglers or any members of the public suspect that they have discovered zebra mussels
, please contact the Agency on 0800 807060.