Quagga Information

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Quagga Mussels in California

Quagga mussels were discovered in Lake Mead on January 6, 2007. Mussels of the genus Dreissena (quagga and zebra mussels) are an invasive species native to Russia and Ukraine and are thought to have been transported to the Great Lakes region in the ballast water of transoceanic ships.

The invasive Quagga mussel has been positively identified in California, according to the Department of Fish and Game. Quagga mussels were discovered by Metropolitan Water District divers Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Lake Havasu, and again on Friday, Jan 19 about 14 miles to the north.

The invasive Quagga mussel has been positively identified in California, according to the Department of Fish and Game. Quagga mussels were discovered by Metropolitan Water District divers Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Lake Havasu, and again on Friday, Jan 19 about 14 miles to the north.

(Source: www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel)