Mussel Alert: Invasive Species Found In Popular Aquarium Product
- March 05, 2021
- John Harrison
Moss balls sold to clean aquarium water were found to contain invasive Zebra mussels, prompting action by Northwest state agencies.
Scientists at the University of Montana are perfecting a technique to detect the presence of invasive freshwater mussels long before they form massive colonies that can clog water intakes, impact hydropower and irrigation facilities, cover marinas and beaches, and ruin
For the last decade or so, the region has worked to prevent the introduction of invasive quagga and zebra mussels to Pacific Northwest waters.
If the best offense is a good defense, the Northwest is well on its way toward being ready in the event invasive freshwater mussels take hold in the Columbia River Basin, as they have in the Colorado River and some