TITLE

An aquatic invader is running amok in U.S. waterways

AUTHOR(S)
Ross, John
PUB. DATE
February 1994
SOURCE
Smithsonian;Feb94, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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; Effect on the utility, Detroit Edison; Why the introduction of foreign species is on the rise; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990; Outlook.
ACCESSION #
9401317519

 

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