How are zebra mussels being stopped?

Answer Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are small, freshwater mollusks that evolved in eastern Europe and northeastern Asia. According to the National Atlas of the United States, they began appearing ... Read More »

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What do zebra mussels normally eat?

Zebra mussels primarily eat algae they filter from the surrounding water. When they live in pipes, zebra mussels clog the pipe as they grow and reproduce. When they live in a large body of water, t... Read More »

Where do zebra mussels come from?

Zebra mussels are originally native to Eastern Europe. In 1988 they were discovered in the Great Salt Lakes. Since then, they have existed as a major pest, disrupting the ecosystem in the Great Lak... Read More »

What eats zebra mussels?

Zebra mussels fall prey to a wide variety of fish and diving ducks despite not having much meat in their shells, according to the United States Geological Survey. Being filter feeders, they can con... Read More »

Are zebra mussels edible?

Zebra mussels are edible, but they are too small to provide much meat and they can accumulate pollutants, so they are not recommended as food for humans. If you still wish to consume them, you shou... Read More »