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Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

Are you making the argument that zebra mussels were introduced as a means to control pollution? Or did I misunderstand your point?

Originally Posted by bobmcgov View Post
They also are hell on native shellfish populations. Do you like your crabs, mussels, clams, etc on the Chessie? Better not play Freelance Environmental Engineer, then. Cuz freshwater shellfish in the Great Lakes and Finger Lakes are pretty much hammered.

Lots of trees don't make a healthy forest, and clear water is not the definition of a healthy waterway. If pollution is a problem, the answer is not introducing exotic filter feeders into the mix. The answer is to stop polluting.

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