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Trying to Solve Mussel Mayhem in the Great Lakes

By: Jill Jordan Sieder, Interlochen Public Radio

For the past three and a half decades, zebra and quagga mussels have fundamentally altered the ecology and hijacked the food web of the Great Lakes. These small mollusks are literally sucking the life out of the lakes by filtering out the food that many fish and other aquatic organisms need to survive. They also transform the habitat, light environment, and chemical composition of the lakes.

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