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

Impact ID3109
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionBecause zebra mussels used the shipwrecks as attachment substrates, they may have contributed to the elevated concentrations of toxic metals on the shipwrecks. Fine particulate matter which zebra mussels filtered and deposited was found to be highly contaminated with toxic metals.
Reference23768
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Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/17/2021].

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