Non-Native Species

Julia 8

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How Did The Gobie Get here???

When ships were traveling to import goods to us back in the 1900s, they would fill with water if the area they were traveling in was deep, and let the water out if they were traveling in shallow areas. When they were in there homelands, they brought in water for there journey, possibly sucking in things like gobies with it. when they got to America, they released the water, letting new species into our waters.

How Did The Zebra Mussels Get Here???

The bouts would wait at the docks while being packed with goods. It would take days and sometimes even weeks to load a suitable amount of cargo onto the ship, which would give the Zebra Mussels time to latch onto the ships and hitch a ride to our waters.