Aquatic Invasives

Plant and animal invasives threaten our watersheds here in the Finger Lakes and elsewhere, but residents can be informed, and learn ways to identify, report and help control their presence.

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Asian Clam

Asian clams cause ecological devastation, overheating of boat engines and millions of dollars in damage. Learn the dangers of Asian clam and how to prevent its spread, here.

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Quagga mussel

Quagga Mussel

Quagga mussel alters the food web by filtering water and removing plankton which reduces food for native populations of alewives, salmon, whitefish and native mussel species. Learn the dangers of quagga mussel and how to prevent its spread, here.

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Sea lamprey

Sea Lamprey

Sea lamprey have a major detrimental impact on the fish community, ecosystem, along with the fishing and tourist industry. Learn the dangers of sea lamprey and how to prevent its spread, here.

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Zebra mussel

Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels filter vast amounts of plankton, which decreases the food source of other species and subsequently causes a lack of clarity in the water. Learn the dangers of zebra mussels and how to prevent their spread, here.

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Round goby

Round Goby

The round goby has invaded all of the Great Lakes and many of its tributaries through ballast water and natural migrations. Learn the dangers of round goby and how to prevent its spread, here.

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Fishhook waterflea

Fishhook Waterflea

Fishhook waterflea is an aggressive, predatory zooplankton that preys on smaller zooplankton. Learn the dangers of fishhook waterflea and how to prevent its spread, here.

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Last updated October 5, 2015