Official: Zebra mussels found in Lake Travis, Highland Lakes for first time
Although first spotted in Texas lakes in 2009, zebra mussels were discovered for the first time in Lake Travis and the Highland Lakes on June 22, said Monica McGarrity, Aquatic Invasive Species team leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, at today’s news conference. The zebra mussel is a highly invasive marine animal, native to the Black and Caspian seas and finds its way to the U.S. by hitchhiking on boats, she said. “An invasive species is a species that has impacts on our economy, our ecosystem, our human health and quality of life,” McGarrity said. “In this case, […]
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