Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Invasive Mussel Found in Omaha Lake

Addison Krebs, a 13 year old Boy Scout, found a zebra mussel in Zorinsky Lake while collecting cans in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the first time zebra mussel has been found in a public lake in Nebraska. Native to Russia, these invasive mussels were introduced to the United States by international ships in the Great Lakes. Mussels produce millions of microscopic larvae, which spread by hitching rides on boats, wells and bilge water. Click here to read more.