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AI technology could be used to monitor invaders in the Great Lakes-
Having artificial intelligence track the spread of invasive species would be quicker and cheaper, but only once scientists can guarantee accuracy.02
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.
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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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30 Years Later: Mussel invasion legacy reaches far beyond Great Lakes-
“They will be big players for probably hundreds of years,” said one researcher.
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Mussel-Phosphorus Puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes-
A new study measures the impact quagga and zebra mussels are having on the phosphorus cycle, which is a major player in the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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Watch Party: Meddlesome Mussels-
Visit the Belle Isle Aquarium and learn more about mussels and other Great Lakes invaders.
Hear answers to audience questions – maybe you have some of the same ones!
Tested and Rejected: Blasting zebra mussels off walls wasn’t the first method attempted-
Chlorine, noise and jalapeno peppers were among the options used to try to get rid of zebra mussels.
Microplastics: undigestible pollutants showing up in fish, birds and even whales-
by Adrian de Novato of Science Around Michigan As far as water contaminants go, microbeads are the media darling. And…