Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Invasive Clam Found in Lake George

Scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Darrin Fresh Water Institute (DFWI) discovered a new fresh water clam species in Lake George. The species called Corbicula fluminea poses threats to native mussels and the ecosystem. Originally from Asia, the clam is capable of self fertilization, crowding native species, and capable of achieving great densities. The next move will be for the scientists to determine the extent of the invasion. Click here to read more.