Where are zebra mussels originally from?

Answer Zebra mussels, scientifically known as Dreissena polymorpha, originated in Eastern Europe, according to the Gulf of Maine Aquarium. They then spread to the Great Lakes area, probably by clinging to... Read More »

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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 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 »

What is the color of Zebra mussels?

Zebra mussels have shells that are colored yellow and dark brown, with the two colors forming alternating stripes. Zebra mussels come from the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, but have spread to many... 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 »