Thursday, July 2, 2009

Finally, A Threat to Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels

"An eco-friendly bacteria that kills invasive mussels will be tested for the first time in Canada at the Decew Falls hydro plant.

Ontario Power Generation will monitor the specialized microbe's ability to kill zebra and quagga mussels, which threaten power production at the combined 170-megawatt power stations on Twelve Mile Creek in St. Catharines."

This could be great news for any fisherman, swimmers, and the great lakes in general. There are billions of these things covering the bottom of the great lakes, consuming much of the small scale food needed to keep bait fish alive.

"The mashed-up microbes are introduced into the water as a food source for the bacteria-loving mollusks, which won't clam up to protect themselves as they do with chemical killers." Check out the whole story over at The Standard

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