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Tsunami Flotsam Bringing In Foreign Species

Tsunami Flotsam Bringing In Foreign Species

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Flotsam from the 2011 Japanese tsunami is still washing up on the western shores of the United States and these drifting boats could be transporting invasive and dangerous species into...

Latest Mussel Stories

2014-10-22 23:02:08

Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB)

Quagga Mussel Now Invading Britain
2014-10-13 03:40:37

Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel, confirmed just two weeks ago on 1 October in the Wraysbury River near Heathrow airport.

2014-07-15 23:07:29

EarthTec QZ announced today that it is officially registered for use in the state of California along with 24 other states to control zebra and quagga mussels in a cost-effective and environmentally

2014-06-02 23:08:01

EarthTec QZ Gains EPA and NSF Approval to Provide Industry’s Most Economical Answer to Zebra and Quagga Mussel Proliferation Bentonville, AR (PRWEB) June 02,

Global Management Of Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carries a Big Price Tag
2014-04-03 11:22:38

Global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually.

Mysterious Wasting Virus Killing Starfish Along West Coast
2013-11-04 15:04:27

California marine biologists are reporting the spread of a mysterious bacteria that is killing starfish up and down the West Coast – transforming the echinoderms into a pile of goo in the process.

Development Of Cryptic Worms Provides New Insights Into Molluscan Evolution
2013-10-18 12:20:59

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about mollusks, e.g. snails, slugs and mussels. The research group of Andreas Wanninger, Head of the Department of Integrative Zoology of the University of Vienna, took a detailed look at the development of cryptic worms

Study Shows Zebra Mussels Resistant To Deadly Toxin
2013-10-03 16:56:29

Already known as a menace around the Great Lakes, with a “Tribble-like” capacity to reproduce, zebra mussels are unaffected by a deadly toxin that wipes out other freshwater mussels.

Researchers Transport Endangered Mussels To Save Them
2013-09-12 09:11:52

Researchers have transported two endangered freshwater mussel species from Pennsylvania to Illinois in an attempt to re-establish their populations in the western part of the Ohio River Basin.


Latest Mussel Reference Libraries

Chinese Pond Mussel, Sinanodonta woodiana
2013-10-11 11:20:39

The Chinese Pond Mussel (Sinanodonta woodiana), known also as the Eastern Asiatic Freshwater Clam or the Swan-mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Uniondale, the river mussels. The shell is brown or blackish, occasionally with a greenish hue, the color varying but normally more intensively colored at the periphery. The shape is elliptical to almost spherical, with the lower margin strongly convex. It is native to Eastern Asia but...

Dwarf Wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon
2013-05-17 11:15:42

The Dwarf wedge mussel, Alasmidonta Heterodon, is an endangered species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is rare, found solely in North America’s Atlantic coast streams and rivers of a variety of sizes and moderate current. Its current range extends from Maryland to North Carolina. It is federally listed as endangered, and state listed as endangered, in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New...

Asian Green Mussel, Perna Viridis
2013-04-24 15:00:31

The Asian Green Mussel, Perna Viridis, is an economically noteworthy mussel, a bivalve in the family Mytilidae. It’s harvested for food but it is also known to harbor toxins and cause damage to submerged structures. It’s a native to the Asia-Pacific region but has been introduced in the Caribbean, and in the waters around Japan, North America, and South America. This mussel ranges from 80 to 100 millimeters in length and might occasionally reach 165 millimeters. The shell ends in a...

Mediterranean Mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis
2013-04-21 08:41:44

The Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, is a species of bivalve, a marine mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. It’s an invasive species in many areas of the world as well as an object of aquaculture. Mytilus galloprovincialis has the potential to grow up to 140 millimeters in length. The shell is smooth with a slightly broader base than that of the black mussel, with which it’s often confused with in South Africa. The coloration of the shell is a blue-violet or...

New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Perna Canalicula
2013-04-21 08:36:56

The New Zealand green-lipped mussel, Perna canalicula known also as the New Zealand mussel, the greenshell mussel, kuku, and kutai, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. This mollusk has great significance as a cultivated species within New Zealand. This mollusk occurs all around New Zealand’s mainland. It’s usually seen below the intertidal zone, but it can be seen in the intertidal zone. It feeds on a variety of phytoplankton. P. canalicula is significant to the...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.