Monday, July 25, 2011

Mystery Mussels and the Zebra Scare!

Attached to some of the marine debris recovered by the Rozalia Project's ROV, were some tiny, funky looking mussels! As some appeared to be striped, we were afraid they might be zebra mussels, a nuisance invasive freshwater mussel species that has wreaked havoc in the many North American fresh water bodies.

The mussels found still cannot be identified, though their stripes do not seem to match the zebra mussel pattern.

We will be on the lookout for more mussels at Community Boating, and once these mussels are identified, we'll fill you in on the ID.



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