Monday, September 27, 2010

First North American Invasive Pond Mussel Found

State biologists confirmed Chinese pond mussels were found in Hunterdon County, New Jersey after a recent DNA test. This is the first known intrusion of the pond mussel in North America. Zebra and quagga mussels already exist in the U.S., however, scientists were stunned by the this recent invasion. In New Jersey, there are few spots where native species are found, which is one reason why invasive species are a major concern. Click here to read more about the recent Chinese pond mussel invasion.