Quagga Mussels

Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

Quagga mussels from Lake Michigan. Photo by Jim Erickson, courtesy University of Michigan

Invasive Mussels Causing ‘Massive Ecological Changes’ In Great Lakes

The ongoing spread of non-native mussels in the Great Lakes has caused “massive, ecosystem-wide changes” throughout lakes Michigan and Huron, two of the planet’s largest freshwater lakes, according to a new University of Michigan-led study.

04/13/2011

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