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Lesser scaup forage on zebra mussels at Cook nuclear plant, Michigan

Journal of Field Ornithology

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Abstract

Nineteen of 21 Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) entrained while foraging at the water intake structures of Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, Michigan had consumed zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). The average number of zebra mussels in the upper gastrointestinal tract was 260; maximum number was 987. Migrating Lesser Scaup found this new food source during the first winter following settlement of zebra mussels on the water intake structures of the power plant.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lesser scaup forage on zebra mussels at Cook nuclear plant, Michigan
Series title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume
64
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 219-222
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
219
Last page:
222
Number of Pages:
3