The War on Exotic Species
- Invasion of the zebra mussels. Hogan, H. // Boys' Life;Nov91, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p12
Describes the zebra mussel and the problems this invader is causing in the Great Lakes and Erie Canal. Amount of damage it has caused; How it gets its name; How people can prevent their spread.
- Gear assault. McKeown, B. // Outdoor Life;Aug90, Vol. 186 Issue 2, p33
Discusses how small brown-striped inedible mollusks, called zebra mussels, are causing problems in the Great Lakes by attaching themselves to rocks, wharves, boat bottoms, and more. How boatmen are finding protection; Antifouling agents; Other antidotes.
- Baltimore bans boating to stay mussel-free. Pfeiffer, C.B. // Outdoor Life;Jul92, Vol. 190 Issue 1, p7
States that as a result of encroaching zebra mussel populations, the city of Baltimore, Md. has enacted a moratorium on the issuing of permits for privately-owned boats in its three water-supply reservoirs. Effects of ban.
- Zebra mussels: A conference call. // Outdoor Life;Feb94, Vol. 193 Issue 2, p15
Reports on the fourth International Zebra Mussel Conference from March 7 to 10, 1994. Number of papers and posters to be presented from international zebra mussel experts; Topics to be discussed.
- Shell shockers. Ryan, Will; Brown, Bob // Outdoor Life;Aug96, Vol. 198 Issue 2, p8
Reports on the problems brought by zebra mussels to fishing. Hazards caused by colonies of zebra mussels; Background on the behavior of zebra mussels; Research developments concerning the control of zebra mussels.
- Aliens among us. McCosh, Dan; Langreth, Robert // Popular Science;May95, Vol. 246 Issue 5, p94
Reports on the ecological upheaval caused by the accidental introduction of the Baltic Sea-based zebra mussels into the ecology of Lake Saint Clair in Michigan. Michigan and the national government's involvement in the battle against the species; Origin of the problem; Results of the...
- An aquatic invader is running amok in U.S. waterways. Ross, John // Smithsonian;Feb94, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p40
Highlights the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), an invader from Europe's Caspian Sea that has a choke hold on the Great Lakes and is moving in every direction. How the zebra mussel came here; Its ability to cling to almost any submerged surface; Numbers; The threat to freshwater ecology;...
- Untitled. J.R.; Reynolds, Joe // Field & Stream;Nov92, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p73
Reports that New York's Hudson River is among the growing list of waters where the Zebra mussel is becoming a major nuisance. Major infestation in area between Hudon and Poughkeepsie; Introduction of mussels via a contaminated boat sometime prior to 1991; Damage caused by Zebra mussels;...
- Learning to live with zebra mussels. // Canadian Geographic;May/Jun92, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p8
Reports that zebra mussels, introduced into Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in the 1980s from the bilges of foreign freighters, are spreading rapidly. Originally from the Black Sea; Methods for ships to rinse their bilges at sea; Not totally efficient; The advice that Canadians will just have to...