Exotic trouble: Zebra mussel invades Texas


Zebra mussels have been found live in Lake Texoma, on the Texas-Oklahoma border, a lake made by damming the Red River.  Video from WFAA, Channel 8 in DallasPress release from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

All of a sudden Texans have a powerful reason to worry about evolution (the mussels are evolving to live in warmer waters?), climate change, ecosystem destruction by exotic species, and water pollution.

Zebra mussels are a bigger problem than any other undocumented immigrant.

Happy Earth Day! 

Help out:

If you find a suspected zebra mussel, here are the numbers to call:

  • In Texas-(800) 792-4263
  • In Oklahoma-(405) 521-3721

Resources:

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One Response to Exotic trouble: Zebra mussel invades Texas

  1. blueollie says:

    Oh yes, these things have infested the Illinois River for some time and have finally worked their way down.

    Good luck; we’ve been trying to get rid of them for years, sans success.

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