Zebra Mussels - Krista Ammons Biology Due: February 9, 2006...

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Krista Ammons Due: February 9, 2006 Biology Zebra Mussels The Zebra Mussel which is originally from the Caspian Sea Region of Asia, said to have been transported form there to the Great Lakes by ship have become a major problem in North America. The Zebra Mussel is now classified as a gargantuan pest. The Zebra Mussels when first looked at can appear to be quite attractive, in its petite sense. The Zebra Mussel is not much bigger than ones finger nail and is intricately detailed in dark black strips (hints the name “zebra”). Although it seems to be a very eye-catching one can’t help but over look the fact that it is causing major damage to North America. The zebra mussels will attach themselves to the underbelly of a ship, which can then be sucked up in to the engine of the vessel rendering the boat unusable. If the vessel is lucky enough not have one of these mussels sucked up into the engine and just have the mussel remain on the underbelly of it, it will still cause increased dragging to the vessel,
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