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Researchers: Invasive mussels throw off Great Lakes food web

By Sheri Mcwhirter, Record-Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Invasive mussels in the Great Lakes are linked to problems with the freshwater seas’ food web, issues that impact both commercial and sport fisheries.

Speakers at the 12th annual Freshwater Summit in Traverse City dissected invasive mussels’ appearance since the mid-1990s and the accompanying alterations to the food web. They also talked about research into how the mussels can be combated not only in Lake Michigan, but across the Great Lakes and inland lakes and streams.

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