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Scientists test for toxins in algae-like substance growing in Lake Havasu

Quagga mussels feed on a variety of algae types in Lake Havasu, filtering the water for nutrients as they continue their invasion of the lake. But what’s bad for once species is almost certainly good for another.

And a potentially toxic algae-like Continue reading Scientists test for toxins in algae-like substance growing in Lake Havasu

Invasive zebra mussels selectively consume good algae, not the toxin-producing one

Many Beaver Dam Lake property owners got a surprise when they removed their docks this fall. Zebra mussels have become prevalent in the lake and attached themselves in great numbers to structures in the water.

“There was talk over the last six months Continue reading Invasive zebra mussels selectively consume good algae, not the toxin-producing one