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The Mysteries of the Gulf of Mexico: Brought to You by NOAA

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Mysteries of the Gulf of Mexico: Brought to You by NOAA

Bubbles of gas escaping from the seafloor. Delicate corals, dancing sea cucumbers, weird fish. Sunken shipwrecks holding unknown treasures. A bursting mud volcano or clear underwater river. Think you have to watch cable to see this stuff? Think again.

Small Mussels with Big Effects: Invasive Quagga Mussels Eat Away at Great Lakes Food Web

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Small Mussels with Big Effects: Invasive Quagga Mussels Eat Away at Great Lakes Food Web

Since hitching unsolicited rides in boat ballast water in the late 1980s, invasive quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis), which are native to Ukraine, have caused massive changes to the ecology of the Great Lakes.  These invasive mussels have also taken a toll on the Great Lakes recreational and commercial fisheries, which are valued at $4-7 million annually.

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