Check station discovers zebra mussels on trailer

 

 

Juvenile zebra mussels were discovered on vegetation on a Billings boat trailer at a watercraft check station on Fort Peck Reservoir on Aug. 27.

Zebra mussels are a small, nonnative freshwater mollusk that have been invading rivers, lakes and streams across the nation. They are prolific breeders; each female mussel can produce up to a million eggs a year.

Eileen Ryce, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Aquatic Nuisance Program coordinator, said Valley County’s traveling inspection station was set up at the Duck Creek fishing access site south of Glasgow when the vessel was examined.

Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/article_66077af2-b401-53b0-a70f-a9499f43afd5.html#ixzz1Xf2pbpp5

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