SailNet Community - View Single Post - Zebra Mussels - Lakes
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 04-05-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 14,842
Thanks: 68
Thanked 385 Times in 364 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
......Despite the billions upon billions of dollars spent on the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Program, the bay is filthy. I'll take the Zebras over the political hacks and naysayers at Maryland DNR...
Amen to that.

I also agree that the ecological impact of the zebra muscles was overblown. However, one can't dismiss the downside that these critters ruin lake side access. A friend has a summer lake house on one of the Finger Lakes. I wouldn't call the waterfront a beach, more like grass up to the water's edge with a rocky bottom that you wade out until it drops off dramatically. The kids would bring floaty toys out and play in the deeper water. They can't get out there now, without shoes on. Zebra shells will tear your feet to shreds like little razors.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome