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Transcript of Zebra Mussels
are not only native to the
area, but they help by
filtering their lakes and
being food for some
animals there. Native to Russia and Poland They eat a lot of algae from the lakes, grasp onto animals, and block sun from getting to other plants. They also clog our water pipes, making water more difficult to get to us. How are the zebra mussels changing our ecosystem? Zebra mussels are eaten by
crustaceans such as Crayfish and other fishes. Zebra Mussels are known to be filter feeders, they feed on algae and phytoplankton. How they fit in the food chain We can add crayfish so they can eat the zebra mussels. Ask fishers to clean their boats when they are coming to or from the lake. How can we control the population? Zebra Mussels Phytoplankton Crayfish www.texasinvasives.org/action/report_detail.php?alert_id=2 Bibliography The New Ecosystem The new ecosystem with the zebra mussels being controlled by the crayfish will help us with the water pipes being unclogged. www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/pr96/mar96/noaa96-11.html www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Aquatic.../Zebra-Mussels According to ecologists, we cannot wipe out zebra mussels with our current technology. Picture - Information- http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://luke.szkudlarek.pl/blog/wp-content/poland.jpg&imgrefurl=http://luke.szkudlarek.pl/blog/2007/08/12/best-places-to-see-in-poland/&h=349&w=390&sz=42&tbnid=-J3RObUwuEgl3M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=101&zoom=1&usg=__y7f9qf3G6LYuV12ppo3gTe4Bi1g=&docid=wPSTrKEjq-xYlM&sa=X&ei=htZkUIaDCKjc2QWw54H4Dw&ved=0CCwQ9QEwAw&dur=453 http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=jVrl-2ZVuNG3JM:&imgrefurl=http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/russia.html&docid=CktlTt_vxpt3cM&imgurl=http://i.infoplease.com/images/mrussia.gif&w=551&h=414&ei=ydZkUMH6Gu-WyAGNhIHoBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=586&vpy=180&dur=161&hovh=195&hovw=259&tx=85&ty=78&sig=109963407440077578882&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=165&start=0&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0,i:161 http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=DrwWYHMHEk54lM:&imgrefurl=http://www.foxlakefishing.com/2009/06/13/zebra-mussels-spread-to-fox-chain/&docid=l3JrGZimIepEJM&imgurl=http://www.foxlakefishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/zm-s09-1024x756.jpg&w=1024&h=756&ei=TddkUL_OOJSvygGfwoCwAQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=530&vpy=121&dur=82&hovh=193&hovw=261&tx=96&ty=144&sig=109963407440077578882&page=3&tbnh=140&tbnw=205&start=25&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:25,i:179 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://people.hws.edu/Halfman/zebras/Nutrients.JPG&imgrefurl=http://people.hws.edu/Halfman/zebras/zebras.htm&h=410&w=385&sz=58&tbnid=kN2LUdAcNEj-2M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=85&zoom=1&usg=__FlVpIPXMRjnHAkJ9lZOXVf-OMF0=&docid=2pcuugtrKJDW1M&sa=X&ei=9NdkULSFCeqY2wX_1YGoAw&ved=0CCkQ9QEwAQ How did Zebra Mussels Not Effect Russia And Poland? In Russia and Poland there are crayfish (eat about 100 zebra mussels) that control the population of zebra mussels. In Texas there is not many crayfish in that area the zebra mussels are in.