Re: NANFA-L-- A little mud never hurt anybody...

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- A little mud never hurt anybody...
From: matt ashton (
Date: Wed Aug 25 2004 - 22:34:05 CDT

I think people confuse lake erie today being revived when its not. If anything it went through a trophic regime shift and that is why you see the clearer water and a shift in the species communties and abundances. There is just as much if not more phosphorus in the lake....the ideology almost getting back to the pre CWA thinking of iff it looks clean it is. Cause it AINT. Half of the center is DEAD...>D E A D DEAD. Yes they took in alot of the pollution, but they also flat out covered native mussels, and habitats for mussels. On large shelled species like washboards heelsplitters and the like you can have a couple hundred zebras on a mussel thats 125cm + across. Simple thing most they outcompete exponentially....go snorkel or scuba dive sometime in lake erie in a nice zebra infested area...totally covered...yeah, in now way was lake erie revived.

Lance Merry <> wrote:
What negative effects do zebra mussels have on native mussels? From what I read after I looked through the bs is that zebras handle more popultion than any other mussel which would be a plus for everything poluted noadays. I think Lake Erie's revivement was a direct effect from accedental zebra mussel introduction.

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