ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fan mussel found only in the Mediterranean was officially added to the list of critically endangered species, after scientists recorded a dramatic decline in its population...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — States need to work together to stop the spread of invasive species, Western governors say.
The Western Governors' Association on Friday launched the Western Invasive...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Testing of Montana waterways this year turned up no instances of invasive mussels, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Wednesday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zebra mussel larvae have been detected in Lake of the Woods at the northern tip of Minnesota.
The Department of Natural Resources says samples from one of three sites...
LEICESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says adult zebra mussels have been found in Lake Dunmore in Leicester.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say a boat infested with an invasive species of mussels passed two watercraft checkpoints before they were discovered.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Inspections for aquatic invasive species in Montana continue through October, but the state has already set an annual record for the number of watercraft inspected.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Wildlife biologists have rescued thousands of freshwater mussels left stranded out of water by the demolition of a dam on the White River in central Indiana.
LOWER RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Red Lake Nation tribal scientists are checking the waters of Lower Red Lake frequently for the appearance of zebra mussels that have already invaded the Upper...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than $375 billion in cargo — iron ore, coal, cement, stone, grain and more — has flowed between Great Lakes ports and foreign nations since 1959. That is when Queen...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it has found zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.
The DNR says six zebra mussels were detected by an...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Zebra mussels have been confirmed at two more Austin-area lakes to bring the statewide infestation to 17 Texas lakes in five river basins.
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying to figure out how damaging zebra mussels ended up in a mine pit on the Iron Range.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Ashtabula didn't stop the North Dakota Game and Fish Department this year from completing one of its largest walleye stocking...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Boat inspectors recently prevented two vessels infested with invasive mussels from launching at Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said Wednesday both boats...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Three organizations say they're relying on an intergovernmental body to develop solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels in the Great Lakes.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials say zebra mussels continue to spread upstream in the Missouri River system.
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks confirmed the...
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife inspectors have intercepted a record number of boats infested with invasive mussels as they try to keep the economically-damaging shellfish from entering...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of two northwest Alaska villages say large numbers of dead mussels and shrimp-like krill have washed up on their shores.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State wildlife officials say an Asian carp species that poses a serious threat to Indiana's mussel populations is advancing closer to the state's waterways.
CRYSTAL LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Crystal Lake in north-central Iowa.
The invasive species are native to eastern Europe...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say an invasive mollusk has reached the waters of a major state lake.
WDAY-TV reports Sunday that officials at Lake Ashtabula have confirmed they...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An invasive mussel that has taken up residence in Lake Powell on the Colorado River is threatening Utah's push to develop a $1.8 billion pipeline to deliver water to...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Ashtabula.
The state's Game and Fish Department says an angler discovered a suspected zebra...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Experts say 15 Texas lakes have invasive zebra mussels and boaters are urged to clean, drain and dry watercraft after use.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho inspectors have already intercepted 14 boats carrying invasive mussels into the state nearly a month into inspection season, officials said.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department could soon administer a new program to prevent the spread of invasive species in the state's lakes and waterways after a proposal to...
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says inspectors recently found suspected invasive mussels on a boat headed through the state.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in western Montana have intercepted a boat carrying invasive mussels.
The Montana Standard in Butte reports staff at the Anaconda watercraft inspection...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to again draw down Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha in an effort to control invasive zebra mussels and an overabundance of common...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A newly formed watchdog group says Montana's aquatic invasive species prevention program has serious flaws.
The Missoulian reports that Watershed Protection Advocates...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in northern Minnesota.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Researchers are warning that invasive mussels could cost Montana's economy more than $230 million per year in three key economic sectors: recreation, infrastructure and irrigation.
The Montana Invasive Species Council commissioned the study by the University of Montana Flathead Biological Station.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Amanda Magana and her classmates dropped digestive glands and gills from mussels into beakers of hydrogen peroxide recently at the University of Dubuque.
Bubbles rose to the surface of the liquid as it ate away at the tissues. The students then carried the beakers to an incubator, where the hydrogen peroxide would break down the mussel parts over 48 hours.
The process allows the students to test for tiny particles of plastic taken up by the mollusks in the Mississippi River.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A recent study found a large population of mussels that live in the Willamette River near a Eugene park is reproducing.
The Register-Guard reported Thursday that a team combed the bottom of the river over the summer near Maurie Jacobs Park to estimate the population and age of western pearlshell.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A regulatory board is allowing shellfish harvesting in a key management area off of New England, though more monitoring of the fishery will now apply.
The New England Fishery Management Council has approved new measures to allow the harvest of surfclams within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area. The council says mussel fishermen will also be able to operate in the new areas.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A coalition of agencies and groups in the Great Lakes region has released a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels.
The strategy is intended to guide investments, policies and research into zebra and quagga mussels. The mussels arrived in the lakes in the 1980s and have spread across much of the nation.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed protecting a species of Southeastern freshwater mussel under the Endangered Species Act, a move that reflects the threat of pollution and climate change to freshwater mussels overall.
VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) — Invasive zebra mussels are threatening an underwater historic preserve in Lake Champlain.
The preserve maintained by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is made up of nine Vermont vessels and one New York vessel, all of which can be explored by divers.
CHESTER, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that for the second consecutive year, divers did not find any invasive mussels in Tiber Reservoir.
Larvae were found in the reservoir, also called Lake Elwell, in the fall of 2016, leading to inspections and other preventive measures at the reservoir southwest of Chester and stepped up inspections statewide. Larvae were also suspected, but not confirmed, at Canyon Ferry Reservoir near Helena.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to drain an Omaha lake in order to kill off two invasive species living in the body of water, according to a recently released environmental assessment.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The state's aquatic invasive species coordinator says there have been some "gaps" in efforts to prevent the spread of invasive mussels at Tiber Reservoir, where larvae of invasive mussels were detected two years ago.
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest utility is reminding anyone with a boat to take steps to prevent the spread of invasive zebra mussels.
Nebraska Public Power District environmental specialist Justin King says zebra mussels can create major problems. For instance, boating has been shut down at Cunningham Lake in Omaha because of the mussels.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Officials have confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in western Iowa's Storm Lake.
The Iowa Natural Resources Department says juvenile and adult zebra mussels inhabit several lake locations. Officials say the mussels probably arrived on or in a boat that had been in an infested water body, such as the Spirit/Okoboji chain of lakes or the Missouri River.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Scientists still don't have a clear answer on whether invasive species are destroying Minnesota's lakes more than 20 years after they started spreading in the state's waters.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scallops are among the most valuable and beloved seafood items in the U.S., and a group of Maine firms thinks farming them might be a way of keeping up with increasing demand.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State parks officials have confirmed an infestation of invasive zebra mussels at Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha and have announced the lake's closure.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission confirmed the discovery of adult zebra mussels at the lake two weeks ago. To prevent the spread of the mussels to other local water bodies, the lake will be closed beginning Friday to all watercraft for the remainder of the 2018 season.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says adults of the invasive zebra mussel have been confirmed in Glenn Cunningham Lake just north of Omaha.
The lake had been considered suspect since May, when larvae were found but no adults.
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Environmental groups are working to stop an invasive mollusk from reaching the U.S. shores of a lake that borders Canada and Vermont.
The Caledonian Record reported Saturday the Memphremagog Conservation Inc. has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Magog Bay near Lake Memphremagog in Canada.