ZEBRA MUSSEL

by Avery Zinn

FACTS!


  • Has black and white zig-zag stripes.
  • They are native to canada and the U.S. they invaded Europe.
  • They got here on a boat in 1988.
  • They have no predators .



MUSSELS !

The top mussel is a ZEBRA MUSSEL.


The bottom mussel is a regular MUSSEL like the one you eat.

WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGE ?

Clogging up cooling system, motors, water systems, and power plants.

EXTENT OF DAMAGE ?

They are killing food for people like regular mussel by siting and sucking the air them


SOLUTION ?

One thing that people are trying to do is washing there boats down with hot water leave them out in the sun to dry. Also people are purifying the water and pipes.


FOOD !

The zebra mussel will never run out of food because they eat algae and algae never dies so they will never die.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUnVMGpTFs&edufilter=ARLZpaF3N2gxOyOCzrvizg&safe=active

Video

Only watch the firat min or so of the video.


Thanks

link,book,and videos




"EcoKids Home." EcoKids Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.


Gray, Susan Heinrichs. Zebra Mussel. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Pub., 2008. Print

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"Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources." Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.


THANKS

THANKS FOR READING MY SMORE :)