As an invasive species of mussels begins to appear in Quebec’s Lac Memphramagog, local officials are trying to figure out just how big the infestation is.
“It’s a big concern,” said Josiane K. Pouliot of Magog, Que.’s Environment Division.
Zebra mussels can wreak havoc on ecosystems. Anthony Ricciardi, an invasive species biologist at McGill University, said they came over from Europe on shipping boats and are already present in the St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain. Read More.