Monday, January 12, 2009

Too much mussel: Mollusk explosion could do great harm to Lake Michigan sport-fishing industry

by Jeff Alexander The Muskegon Chronicle
Sunday January 11, 2009, 10:39 PM

Below the steel blue waters of Lake Michigan, a giant sucking sound is transforming the world's sixth largest lake in ways that scientists never thought possible.

An estimated 330 trillion quagga mussels carpet vast areas of Lake Michigan's underbelly. The foreign mollusks literally are sucking the aquatic life out of the water and depositing it on the lake bottom, according to new scientific data. [Full Story]

Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

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