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Guardians of the lake

A partnership between the US Geological Survey and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is testing solutions to control zebra mussels on Minnesota’s lakes.

Life in Minnesota depends on water. But zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species are having a devastating effect on the state’s lakes and the businesses and recreation that depend on them.

A project on Lake Minnetonka is looking for solutions to controlling zebra mussel populations, and increase the health of the lake. It’s a collaboration between the one-of-a kind Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota and the US Geological Survey. If successful, the treatment could provide a blueprint for preserving this treasured resource.

Meet the people behind the story

Angelique Dahlberg

Angelique Dahlberg

PhD student, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Gabriel Jabbour

Gabriel Jabbour

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:06
Guardians of the lake
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