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Tiny Invasive Snail Impacts Great Lakes, Alters Ecology
August 8, 2008
Long a problem in the Western United States, the New Zealand mud snail currently inhabits four of the five Great Lakes and is spreading into rivers and tributaries, according to a Penn State team of researchers. These tiny creatures out-compete native snails and insects, but are not good fish food replacements for the native species.
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