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Zebra mussels invade Lake Erie muds

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DOI:10.1038/29902

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Abstract

Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) originated in western Russia but have now become widespread in Europe and North America. They are widely known for their conspicuous invasion of rocks and other hard substrates in North American and European watersheds. We have found beds of zebra mussels directly colonizing sand and mud sediments each year across hundreds of square kilometres of North America's Lake Erie. This transformation of sedimentary habitats into mussel beds represents an unforeseen change in the invasive capacity of this species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Zebra mussels invade Lake Erie muds
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/29902
Volume:
393
Issue:
6680
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
27
Last page:
28
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N