Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lake Tahoe more vulnerable to quagga mussel invasion than previously thought

Experts had long hoped that low-calcium waters could shield Lake Tahoe from the invasive quagga mussel, but it appears they won’t make much difference, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno dispelled that hope by discovering that the mussels could thrive in the lake.
The prime spots for quagga mussels to move in are the ones where other aquatic invasives are already present, say scientists at the university. In these areas, the mussels could easily live and reproduce.
 
Read the article in Environmental Monitor and complete story in Reno Gazette-Journal
 
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Source: Daniel Kelly, Environmental Monitor
 

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