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3 years 11 months ago

Inspectors keep eye out for pesky mussels

Inspections have turned up no zebra and quagga mussels on Colorado boats this year. But state parks officials say there have been eight cases of the invasive critters found on boats coming from other states. More than 200,000 boats have been checked this year. Boats with standing water...

4 years 8 months ago

Scientists begin testing mussels for pollutants

California scientists hope studying 180 black mussels pried from algae-covered rocks in San Francisco Bay will provide clues into how many drugs and chemicals are polluting waters across the nation. Mussels filter water and store contaminants in their tissue, providing a record of pollution in the environment. The creatures are...

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