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Aquatic Nuisance Animals
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Zebra Mussel
They have also spread into streams and rivers nationwide. In some areas they completely cover the substrate, sometimes covering other freshwater mussels. They can grow so densely that they block pipelines, clogging water intakes of municipal water supplies and hydroelectric companies. Recent research has found that zebra mussels don't attach to cupronickel alloys, which can be used to coat intake and discharge grates, navigational buoys, boats, and motors where the species tend to congregate.[16]

Zebra mussels are believed to be the source of deadly avian botulism poisoning that has killed tens of thousands of birds in the Great Lakes since the late 1990s
Spiny Water Flea
The spiny water flea, is causing serious concerns in the lakes of Canada. The problem is that it feeds on zooplankton and can actually eliminate zooplankton species. As zooplankton is the backbone of aquatic food chains, this tiny crustacean presents a serious risk to the ecosystem.
Asian Tiger Mosquito
It is known that Aedes albopictus can transmit pathogens and viruses, such as the West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus, St. Louis encephalitis, dengue fever, and Chikungunya fever. The tiger mosquito is also relevant to veterinary medicine. For example, tiger mosquitoes are transmitters of Dirofilaria immitis, a parasitic round worm that causes heartworm in dogs and cats.
hey directly compete with other fish for food resources.
Asian carp grow quickly and feed voraciously-can consume 40% of their bodyweight each day.
Silver carp pose physical danger to boaters because of their leaping ability. Anyone boating in Silver carp infested waters should be aware that these large fish may jump into your boat.
Black carp feed exclusively on native snails and mussels.
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