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The ecology and impact of the invasion of Lake Ontario by the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussel (D. bugensis)

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Abstract

In this chapter we present a detailed description of the zebra and quagga mussel invasion in Lake Ontario, with specific emphasis on: (1) the development of the Dreissena populations in Lake Ontario, (2) previously unreported data from 1997 and 1998 for Dreissena populations at Nine-Mile Point in Lake Ontario, (3) factors influencing dreissenid development in Lake Ontario, and (4) the effects of dreissenid colonization on the biota of the Lake Ontario ecosystem.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
The ecology and impact of the invasion of Lake Ontario by the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussel (D. bugensis)
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society
Publisher location:
New Delhi
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 559-577
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
The state of Lake Ontario: past, present and future
First page:
559
Last page:
577