ZEBRA MUSSELS

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by ChelseyYaro
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Biology
Grade:
10,11,12

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ZEBRA MUSSELS

WANTED:Zebra Mussels

- Clogging water intakes (pipes)- Reducing performance of boats- Causing swimmers to injure themselves- Taking over the ecosystem's native species- Eating other species' food

CRIMES COMMITED

FIRST TIME: CLASS C MISDEMEANOR: UP TO $500 SECOND TIME: CLASS B MISDEMEANOR: UP TO $2,000 AND/OR UP TO 180 DAYS IN JAIL

A zebra mussel is a tiny d shaped organism that attaches to boats, rocks, and pipes. It can grow up to o one inch and a half is a little larger than a quarter. They get their name from the zebra-like stripes on their backs. The stripes are an alternating brown and yellowish color.

How do they grow?The females can produce from 100,000 larvae to a million in just a year, causing there to be rapid growth, which causes rapid spread. It can take 2-3 weeks for the veligers (larvae) to form fibers called byssal threads in order to attach themselves to objects. During this stage, they cannot be seen by the naked eye because they are extremely small

WHAT ARE ZEBRA MUSSELS?

FAILURE TO REPORT

FROM WHERE?Zebra mussels are currently located in lakes across the US but they originated in lakes in Eurasia such as the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. They spread by attaching themselves to boats

REWARD

$5,000,000


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