Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Impact ID2729
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe combined survey and experimental results strongly indicate that Dreissena polymorpha causes elevated toxin concentrations in lakes with low to moderate nutrients. The increase in a toxic cyanobacteria, Microcystis aeruginosa, may negatively impact food webs and public health.
Reference17318
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationMichigan

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