Invasive Zebra Mussels

Image: Invasive Zebra Mussels

Detailed Description

The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a small, non-native mussel originally found in Russia. In 1988, this animal was transported to North America in the ballast water of a transatlantic freighter and colonized parts of Lake St. Clair. In less than ten years, zebra mussels spread to all five Great Lakes.



Image Dimensions: 1360 x 1020

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Location Taken: Detroit, MI, US