Take Two for June 11, 2013

Invasive Quagga mussels found at Lake Powell

Quagga Mussels

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Quagga mussels on a flip flop.

Quagga Mussels

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Quagga mussels on boat propeller.


An invasive species is making inroads in the west. Quagga mussels first hitchhiked into the US aboard ocean vessels from Eastern Europe in the 1980s. Now, they're showing up in Lake Powell, which straddles the border between Utah and Arizona. 

For more on this, we're joined by Larry Dalton, who's the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for the state of Utah.


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