Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Experts Testing Harmful Mussel Tactics

A team of federal experts who are fighting invasive freshwater mussels are investigating new and hopeful treatments to prevent these creators from muscling their way in. The treatments include poison, blasts of ultra-violet light, shock waves and mussel destroying predatory sunfish. Research has shown that some of these tactics seem to work and if proved, could save tens of millions of dollars by protecting hydropower and water delivery facilities. Click here to read more on the testing of tactics for harmful mussels.