Latest Dreissenidae Stories

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 30--Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks officials said Tuesday that zebra mussels were found Monday in Marion Reservoir. Marion becomes the third reservoir near Wichita where the mussels have been found since 2003.

2008-07-25 18:00:33

By JIM MORRIS OUTDOORS Every once in a while Congress will surprise you and do the right thing. On Tuesday, July 22, after several months of consideration, Congress passed The Clean Boating Act of 2008, which keeps all boaters from paying an unfair tax to the EPA.

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By Brooke Edwards, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 20--SPRING VALLEY LAKE -- Spring Valley Lake is taking precautions to prevent the spread of the damaging quagga mussel, recently found attached to the hull of a boat as close as Big Bear.

2008-07-17 06:10:00

A new study published Wednesday reveals that 57 species carried into the Great Lakes since the lakes were connected to the sea are responsible for $200 million in annual damages.

2008-07-17 03:00:21

A U.S. study suggests invasive species brought in by ocean-going ships may be costing the Great Lakes region more than $200 million a year.

2008-07-16 09:00:00

It's getting creepier by the minute out there. To the nightmare cauldron of invasive species that have made inroads into the state's waters, we now add quagga mussels. The Colorado Division of Wildlife said Tuesday that biologists have found quagga mussel larvae in Lake Granby.

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By David Accomazzo Antero Reservoir will open to boating today after being closed for two months to contain the threat of zebra mussels.Officials will inspect boats on the north ramp only, seven days a week from 6 a.m.

2008-07-02 09:00:30

No adult zebra mussels have been found at Lake Powell, but to help keep them out of the popular recreation destination and water supply source, an extra $100,000 is being spent on prevention efforts, the National Park Service recently announced.

2008-06-24 18:15:00

Researchers told lawmakers Tuesday that they may have two new weapons against the quagga mussel, an invasive mollusk that clogs municipal water pipes, takes food from native species and may even stimulate the deadly bacteria that cause botulism.

2008-06-04 12:00:00

Central California lakes and waterways are being threatened by tiny mollusk invaders that pose as hitchhikers.

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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.