Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)

Impact ID2787
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIt is possible that zebra mussels are transferring contaminants (PCBs and DDEs) to diving ducks above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s threshold for consumption of poultry.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationLake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Michigan

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/25/2024].

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