Invasive Tracking: Researchers trying to trace zebra mussel infestations-
A University of Minnesota rapid response project is conducting genetic testing on zebra mussels found in pet stores across the U.S. and Canada.00
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Researchers find relationship between invasive zebra mussels, toxic algae-
Researchers found the presence of zebra mussels led to an increase in a type of bacteria called Microcystis that produces the algae.
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Low but Stable: Yellow perch populations in Great Lakes’ bays and open waters-
The yellow perch is a staple of Great Lakes commercial and recreational fishing, and Friday fish fries.
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Canada expands ballast water restrictions to reduce invasive species spread-
The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
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Citizen Science Opportunities: How can you get involved in scientific research?-
For some, getting to contribute to scientific research might sound like a far-fetched possibility, but there are actually dozens of opportunities for people to try their hand at amateur science.
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New anglers could depress Great Lakes fish populations more than invasive species-
More fishing trips could cause more damage to native fish populations in the Canadian portion of the Great Lakes than aquatic invasive species, according to a recent study.
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If it’s summerish time, it’s mussel time-
Summer vacation season is invasive mussel lookout season in Montana and the Flathead Indian Reservation. Mussel inspection stations have sprouted up throughout Montana beginning in mid-March and will be in full bloom in mid-May.
Cost of a quagga and zebra mussel infestation-
A quagga and zebra mussel worst-case scenario invasion could cost an estimated $234 million per year in damages to the Montana economy.
Invasive mussels found in aquarium moss balls sold in Montana-
It appears these moss balls were imported from Ukraine to a distributor in California and then shipped to pet stores nationwide.
Combined Mussels: Great Lakes Now and Flathead Reservation newspaper partner to share stories-
Communities, watersheds and water systems across North America struggle with invasive mussels. A new collaboration between Great Lakes Now and Char-Koosta News will make more stories available to more people.