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

Impact ID2789
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionDeclining oxygen concentrations was attributed to a severe infestation by zebra mussels. The zebra mussels also caused A large decrease was also seen in phytoplankton biomass and increases in water clarity.
Reference20511
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationSeneca River, New York

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