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ND ramps up zebra mussel inspections

October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is ramping up its efforts to check for zebra mussels along the U.S. portion of the Red River after the recent finding of the invasive mollusks in Lake Winnipeg.
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ND ramps up zebra mussel inspections

October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is ramping up its efforts to check for zebra mussels along the U.S. portion of the Red River after the recent finding of the invasive mollusks in Lake Winnipeg.
Despite the news from Manitoba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary

August 6, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow.
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Mary, south of Alexandria. Continue Reading

Lake Carlos zebra mussel study produced results

July 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Last year, controversy stirred over scientists testing the effects of Zequanox on zebra mussels in a mobile lab set up on the shores of Lake Carlos. Testing on Little Lake Darling in 2013 will be an expansion of that study. Continue Reading

Can Zequanox end the era of malicious mussels?

July 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Buzz has been circulating that another Zequanox trial is planned for a Douglas County lake this summer. It’s true.
In 2012, a mobile laboratory trial was conducted on Lake Carlos. The 2013 study planned for Little Lake Darling will determine how effective Zequanox can be at saving native clam species from zebra mussels. Continue Reading

Lake Latoka listed as infested with zebra mussels

July 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels.
Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year-old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Continue Reading

DNR uses dogs to detect zebra mussels

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be using three zebra mussel-sniffing K-9 teams for the first time this year to help combat the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Continue Reading

Aquatic ecologist introduces DIY zebra mussel detection

May 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota. Soon lake lovers will be setting their sights on scenes of summer: boating, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and, of course, the emergence of watercraft inspectors patrolling for zebra mussels. Continue Reading

Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Lake Winnibigoshish

February 6, 2013 in DL-Online

Zebra mussels have been moved into yet another popular lake, this time Lake Winnibigoshish in north-central Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday. Continue Reading

Zebra mussels discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish

January 31, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Water sampling efforts have detected the presence of two microscopic, larval zebra mussels, also called veligers, in Lake Winnibigoshish located in Cass and Itasca counties, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Continue Reading