Exotic Pest Reporting
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) is a mollusk pest. It is a native of Ukraine and was first detected in Great Lakes in 1989.
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis is a small freshwater bivalve mollusk. Quaggas are prodigious water filterers, removing substantial amounts of phytoplankton and suspended particulate from the water. By removing the phytoplankton, quaggas in turn decrease the food source for zooplankton, therefore altering the food web. Impacts associated with the filtration of water include increases in water transparency, decreases in mean chlorophyll a concentrations, and accumulation of pseudofeces. Water clarity increases light penetration causing a proliferation of aquatic plants that can change species dominance and alter the entire ecosystem.
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07/24/2019 - Dogs Search for Zebra Mussels in Yellowstone
07/23/2019 - Don't fret over local mussels
07/23/2019 - Mussel Research Shows Exciting Results
07/17/2019 - Don't move a mussel
07/11/2019 - Fight the quagga
06/05/2019 - Boating season brings heightened mussels fear
06/05/2019 - Sportsmen expected to stop at checking station
05/15/2019 - Flexing muscles over mussels
05/15/2019 - Montana mussel discovery has Wyoming on high alert
02/01/2019 - Worst-case AIS scenario: Defeat
04/27/2018 - Mussel-Free Colorado Act signed into law
03/20/2018 - Western States, Wyoming Wage War On Invasive Species
02/20/2018 - Inspectors Needed to 'Muscle Out' Invasive Mussels
01/18/2018 - Don Allphin: Deer Creek pronounced 'mussel free'
01/18/2018 - Mussel-Free bill goes before Colorado legislature
08/10/2017 - Lake George report: Boating up, but invasives too
07/21/2017 - Treatments on Round Lake target invasive mussels
02/27/2014 - Invasive Species Legislation Introduced