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Good Article About The Effects Of Zebra Mussels In MN

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I fear for the future of our fisheries because of these.

More than milfoil, or grass carp - or anything else.

Given that they are microscopic in early stages, no

amount of monitoring is going to stop them. One drop of

water can carry many of these critters. So, since it

is a biological problem, the state needs to consider

biological remedies. Wherever they came from, there

must be something that preys on them....every organism

has things which eat it. Importing a species which

preys heavily on them may be the only way to keep them

in check, and yet we need to make sure what we import

doesn't have too many adverse effects. (Like the USDA

importing the japanese beetles to control aphids - we

all know how well THAT worked out!)

I hope someone is working on solutions out there...

otherwise this could one day become the "land of

10,000 sterile lakes".

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great article... a lot of good info on it... i didnt know zebra's could live so long out of the water

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fyi, sturgeon, blue catfish, n yes the much hated freshwater drum grubs on our little unwanted clams.

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